Gary Don Lupton, age 67 of Arlington, passed away on Aug. 26, 2018, with his family at his side.

Gary Don Lupton, age 67 of Arlington, passed away on Aug. 26, 2018, with his family at his side.

He was born Dec. 10, 1950, in Shawnee, the son of Donal A. Lupton and Janice Mallory Lupton.

Gary married Diane Hibbard on March 17, 1987, and they celebrated 31 years of marriage before his passing.

Gary proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era. After the Navy, Gary returned home to continue as a fourth generation painter in his family’s business and also man a shrimp boat off the coast of Mississippi.

In his spare time, Gary enjoyed puzzles, telling stories, collecting coins, painting pictures, and admiring classic cars. Family was Gary’s greatest pride and joy and they will miss his smile and sense of humor.

Gary is survived by his wife Diane; children Stephanie, Stacy, Heath, Amanda, Tony, and Michelle; grandchildren Kristie, Hayden, Darin, Ethan, Brent, Alyssa, Octavia, Saffron, Xavier, Joshua, Ashley, Rachel, and Jessica; and three great-grandchildren; five brothers and one sister.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Baby James.

Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Moore Bowen Road Funeral Home, Arlington, Texas.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery (www.Moorebowenroad.com).

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following choices. Third Watch LE MC, 7510 Caribbean Drive, Rowlett, TX 75088 or call 214-815-4294 (they focus on our military and first responders). The Teresa Davis Scholarship Fund (enter code 2RTD) will benefit patients that need pulmonary rehab. Their website is www.Texashealth.org/texas-health-resources-foundation (click donations).