Gary Lynn McCotter, 65, passed away on Wednesday April 11, 2018. He was born in Mecklenburg County, son of the late Orson Richard and Frances Lowe McCotter. He was a beloved husband and father. He was a graduate of Mount Holly High School and Lenoir Rhyne College where he majored in music education. He was a founding member of the Continentals music group. He spent time as a band director after college in Hickory before entering the insurance industry. He later returned to education in Gaston and Mecklenburg counties serving at multiple locations.
He is survived by his wife Michelle McCotter, 3 children Paris McCotter Suttenfield and husband Aaron of Mount Holly, Brandon McCotter and wife Lauren of Mount Holly, Caleb McCotter of New York. 4 grandchildren Wyatt and Brooklyn Suttenfield and Max and Olivia McCotter. 2 brothers Lane McCotter and Steve McCotter, 3 sisters Marilyn Cavanaugh, Nancy Belcher and Suzanne Loftin and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mr. McCotter will be held 3:00pm Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Tuckassege Baptist Church with Pastor Jason Marlowe officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.