Garry B. Files (Papa Bear) passed away early in the morning Monday, October 16th, 2017, at the age of 70.
Garry was a Vietnam war veteran. He served as a firefighter for the city of Joplin, Mo. and was a general contractor for most of his life.
Garry was an avid hunter, fisherman and a brilliant historian and storyteller. He was also a great artist and very creative, always taking normal things and putting his spin on them to make them his own. Garry loved people and loved helping people.
Garry is survived by his wife of 44 years, Shai; his eldest son, Garrett and his wife, Loran; and his youngest son, Alex.
Per his wishes, there will be no services. Prayers and positive thoughts are welcomed.
Published on October 21, 2017