Gary Lee Pautz, 70 years of age, a long-time resident of Sylva, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Eutaw, Ala., after his long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Gary was born in Fond du Lac, Wis. on Jan. 31, 1949, to Jerry and Ruth Pautz. Gary and Camae married on April 20, 1990.

Gary is survived by his wife, Camae; his mother, Ruth Pautz; five children, Eric, Drue, Leigh, Maurina and Wesley; his sisters Linda Crudele and Kay Scaramellino; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Pautz.

A memorial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at 2 p.m. at The True Vine Foundation, 280 Vineyard Lane, Eutaw, AL.