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Gary James Droste

December 31, 1956 ~ January 12, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old

Gary Droste Obituary

Gary James Droste, age 66, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2023, surrounded by his family at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia, GA. He was born on December 31, 1956, to James Peter Droste and Carolyn Elizabeth Droste in Savannah, GA.  He graduated from Alfred E. Beach High School and went on to become a Welder, Fence Installer and Wellness Coordinator.

Aside from his family Gary’s greatest devotion was to The Christian Family Center in Soperton. In 2006 he was led there and went on to become part of staff for about sixteen years.  He became a vital asset to the center and worked every aspect of Security, Office Manager and Wellness Coordinator.  Gary always kept the staff in stitches with his wit and humor.

Gary was predeceased by his wife, Linda Droste; Parents James Droste and Carolyn Droste; Brother Barry Droste; Son Chad Droste and granddaughter Paige Droste. 

Gary is survived by two of his children, Aimee Lowery and Corey A. Jackson. Daughter-in-Law, Lori Droste. Sisters, Karen Droste and Sheri Droste. Six grandchildren, Clay Droste, Marshall Droste, August Lowery, Sanders Sullivan, Lakelynn Jackson and Atlee Jackson.         

Gary will be deeply missed be his friends, family and all who knew him.     

A memorial service will be held on January 22 at 5:00pm at The Christian Family Center, 21 Outreach Lane, Soperton, GA 30457.  The family asks that you donate in lieu of flowers to The Christian Family Center at the address listed above or call them at 912-529-6712 to make a payment over the phone. This organization was near and dear to Gary’s heart.

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Memorial Service
January 22, 2023

5:00 PM
The Christian Family Center
21 Outreach Lane
Soperton, GA 30457


The Christian Family Center
21 Outreach Lane, Soperton GA 30457


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