Gary Lee Cody (2018-10-22 15:35:45)

Gary Lee Cody, age 80, of Fleetwood, passed away Thursday afternoon, October 18, 2018, at Watauga Medical Center.

He was born January 30, 1938 in Caldwell County, son of the late Russell Lee Cody and Mildred Christine Melton Cody.

Gary worked in the automotive industry until retirement. He served in the National Guard for eleven years. Gary enjoyed travel and reading the Charlotte Observer. His humor and caring heart brought laughter to all our family and his friends. Words cannot express how we love him and now miss him. All of our family will forever be grateful for the time God shared Gary with us.

Gary is survived by his wife, Linda Fairchild Day of the home; two step-daughters, Lisa Day Wilcox and husband Matthew of Valle Crucis, and Anna Day Spencer and husband Travis of Boone; one granddaughter, Abby Spencer of Boone, and three grandsons, Connor Spencer and Wyatt Spencer, both of Boone, and Drew Wilcox of Valle Crucis. Gary is also survived by many relatives and friends that live in Caldwell County.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Mary Lynn.

Memorial Services for Gary Lee Cody will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, October 24, 2018, at 2:00 o'clock, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel.

The family will receive friends following the memorial service.

Online condolences may be sent to the Cody family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.