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Gary Lynn Wegs of Mexico died of natural causes on February 22, according to his family. He was 49.
Mr. Wegs was born in Mexico and reared in Moberly. He is a graduate of Moberly High School.
Upon graduation Mr. Wegs joined his father’s company, Wegs Sheet Metal. Mr. Wegs was a partner in the business for a number of years before relocating to Houston, Texas.
In Houston, Mr. Wegs was chief operating officer with McCoy Inc., which specializes in synchronized architectural design with technology and commercial interior applications; office systems installation, reconfigurations, and relocations; custom furniture; and related workplace solutions. Mr. Wegs remained with McCoy until he returned to Missouri as a member of the management team at Marathon Office Interiors in Columbia.
Mr. Wegs is survived by his two daughters, Alexandra, Columbia, Mo., and Emily, China Spring, Texas. Immediate survivors include his mother, Betty J. Helmich, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and siblings: Patricia A. Wessel, also of Cedar Rapids; Michael J. Wegs, Marion, Iowa; David R. McClay, Pensacola, Fla.; Janis M. and Jeffrey A. Wegs, Moberly, Lawrence S. Wegs, Jefferson City. Additional survivors include nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his sister, Barbara A. Wegs; and his father, Bernard J. Wegs.
A funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at St. Pius X Church in Moberly, followed by a graveside service St. Mary’s Cemetery in Moberly. Luncheon will follow interment at St Pius X.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Come to the Stable/The Stephen Spalding Foundation, 1333 Ninth Street, Marion, Iowa 52302, 319-899-1624, www.cometothestable.org, or Mexico Area Recovery Center, 1130 South Elmwood Drive, Mexico, Mo. 65265, 573-581-8828.