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Gary R. Lookabaugh


Service: 11:00am Fri. May 21st, 2021
Location: Fellowship Christian Church

LOOKABAUGH, Gerald R., “Gary”, Jr., 70, of Springfield, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2021 in The Ohio State University James Cancer Center. He was born August 27, 1950 in Springfield the son of Gerald R. “Jerry”, Sr. and Joan (Chaffin) Lookabaugh. Gary worked various jobs at Navistar for 10 years. After leaving Navistar, he and his partners started Real Estate II where he worked as a co-owner, broker and salesman for over 40 years. He was a longtime member at Fellowship Christian where he also served on several committees. Gary was loyal to everything Springfield and supported the Springfield community and all the businesses. He was a member of the Elks #51, was past president of the Springfield Board of Realtors and various other real estate committees. Gary was an avid golfer and loved to fish and bowl. His main passion of course, was his family, children and grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Nikki (Lapp); two children and spouses, Amie & AJ Anderson, Noblesville, IN and Katie & Thor Bisher, Springfield; five grandchildren, Olivia and Alexis Anderson and Ella, Charlie and Max Bisher; one brother, Barry Lookabaugh; several nieces and nephews and many loyal, wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Renee Hereford and Cheryl Williams and a sister-in-law, Barb Lookabaugh. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Fellowship Christian with Pastor Grant Edwards officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Springfield Christian Youth Ministries or Nehemiah Foundation.
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Many great memory of growing up with Gary in the west-end of Springfield. Most avid of which was the legend he was as a putter at the Becktle Ave Putt Putt. He grew up to be pillar of our community who will be sorely missed by his firends and the community. RIP Gary

- Ed Jones, Friday May 21st, 2021

To the family, I am so very sorry for your loss. Gary was a wonderful person and he will be missed. I had a number of closings with him and he always went the extra steps to help make things go smoother. I am so very sorry I was unable to attend the memorial service. Again, I am so very sorry.

- Linda Phillips-Schutte, Friday May 21st, 2021

Nikki , My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. Gary was one of the kindest people I have ever met and simply a true gentleman. My sincere sympathy .

- Mark Harris, Thursday May 20th, 2021

Dear Nikki and family, you have our sincere condolences on Gary’s passing. This is a huge loss to the community and his presence will be deeply missed by many. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

- Tom and Jenny Capper, Wednesday May 19th, 2021

Dear Nikki and family, you have our sincere condolences on Gary’s passing. This is a huge loss to the community and his presence will be deeply missed by many. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

- Tom and Jenny Capper, Wednesday May 19th, 2021

Dear Nikki and family, you have our sincere condolences on Gary’s passing. This is a huge loss to the community and his presence will be deeply missed by many. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

- Tom and Jenny Capper, Wednesday May 19th, 2021

Rest in Peace Gary... Your friend on the west coast.

- Gary W Lookabaugh, Tuesday May 18th, 2021

Nikki and Family, My heartfelt condolences. Gary was truly such a wonderful person. I started my real estate career at Real Estate II many years ago and Gary was always so helpful, kind, honest and funny! I have very fond memories of him at the office. When going through homes on Thursdays he always said things like “watch your head, Fred”. He had a lot of little sayings and I remember him humming or sing a lot. My son Preston remembers him as well. He always liked Gary very much. I used to bring the kids in the office from time to time and Gary would always chat with my little guys. He was truly one of my favorite people at the office. Sending love & comfort during this difficult time. ~Christina ❤️

- Christina Gentry (Hillard), Tuesday May 18th, 2021

So sorry for the loss of Gary, he was a special person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

- Tom & Sandy Patton, Tuesday May 18th, 2021

Nikki and family, I am so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing and send my deepest and warm thoughts to you and your entire family! You are in my prayers!

- Jeannie (Schulte) Liming, Monday May 17th, 2021

Nikki & girls ~ so sorry to see this. Gary was a wonderful teacher and mentor. I'm sure hundreds of families in town are grateful for his expertise and caring way of helping them find their homes. He will be missed and remembered by many.

- Judy & Don Capelli, Monday May 17th, 2021


- MICHAEL AND SUE ALGEO, Monday May 17th, 2021

I just saw that Gary passed. My condolences to you all. I am not as eloquent as many of those who have spoken, so I’ll just say what a great guy. I was always happier and felt better after even a short conversation with Gary.

- Dave Herier, Monday May 17th, 2021

Nikki and family So very sorry for your loss. Gary was such a great realtor person to have as a realtor. He was always so fair minded and offered great advice regarding any potential real estate purchases. Such a sad time for all of you; please know you are in our thought and prayers.

- Christine and Larry Phillips , Sunday May 16th, 2021

Nikki, Shocked to hear of Gary's passing. Thoughts and prayers for you and your entire family. May God bless you with love, comfort and strength. Love Patti

- Patti Lippolis Wright , Sunday May 16th, 2021

Nikki and family. So sorry to learn if your loss. Knew Gary for forty years professionally and personally. He sold us our house we live in now 35 years ago. Had many contacts with him professionally an as a friend. He was a top notch guy. I can’t fathom going forward without him as part of the Springfield real estate, legal and business community. Just hope and pray there were enough people in the next generation who he touched in a way so they”ll carry on in his spirit.

- Mark Roberts , Sunday May 16th, 2021

Nikki, Katie, Amie and Family, We are so very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was truly a man of integrity, kindness and service. I’m remembering several years ago how very helpful he was to my father and I when going through the process of selling my parent’s home. We so appreciated all his guidance and support at that time. He’ll be missed greatly by all. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time.

- Carol Hirtzinger Thompson and Family, Sunday May 16th, 2021

Nikki and Family, We are so saddened for your loss. What a great guy Gary was. Please know you have our deepest condolences. May your wonderful memories sustain you at this most difficult time. Sincerely, Joe & Mary Ann Gayonski

- Joe & Mary Ann Gayonski, Sunday May 16th, 2021

Dear Katie,Thor,Nikki, and family members., We have rarely met a person as wonderful as Gary. He was more than a very respected realtor, he was the most caring husband, father and grandfather. When he helped us for a couple years to find a bigger home for our expanding family he was so patient, knowlegible and he cared about each step of the process. We enjoyed talking about our family and he was so happy to share sometimes about his precious wife , daughters and family. We extend our love,sympathy and prayers to each of you. We are sorry for you loss and thank God for the man he is and the influence on each life .

- Sharon LeMaster, Sunday May 16th, 2021

Nikki, Amie, and Katie, There are very few words that can express our heartfelt condolences to you all. He was truly one of the very best. No one could have had a better neighbor and friend. His humor, knowledge of craft, loyalty, and love of family and God was his gift to us all. We have some grand Linmuth/Clarion memories to treasure and comfort us and I hope you also.. Please know we love you all. God bless you and keep you. Sending love, comfort, and warm hugs, Don and Mary Ann

- Mary Ann and Don Silness, Sunday May 16th, 2021

Dear Nikki and whole family. John Michael and I are so saddened at the loss of such a great man! Gary was a man of integrity, kindness, self-sacrifice, and service. He always took time to stop and listen to what was going on in our lives. He gave me the greatest advice I remember and I would tell him often. When I was contemplating being a stay-at-home mom and giving up real estate. He said Betsy the time a little quickly and you will never regret doing that. As the mother were 23-year-old I took his advice and I look back now and we have had a rich life with our son me being able to be available for school activities having our home be the one kids all came to on the weekends, and the band with to do that. His advice changed the trajectory of what I chose to do and was a positive effect on our whole family and I believe my son's friends too. He also took our son who is finishing his master's degree at Wittenberg on a whole day shadowing real estate normal day. Michael loves the time with him and the whole office and he said if I was going to work in real estate I would want to work for this man. He took him out to eat and took time with him and made it fun and was very easy to talk to and made our son feel so at ease. In fact the whole office did. I just wanted to say he impacted our life in ways that I didn't know if you guys knew. When we heard the news we were so sad and for you guys. I am glad we got to call him and leave him message and I remember getting a text back. He knew we cared. I just want you to know we care so much and are praying for you all God bless Love Betsy John and Michael Essig

- Betsy John and Michael Essig, Saturday May 15th, 2021

Dear Nikki and your Girls, This is a sad day for all that Loved and Respected Gary. Gary was such a Great Man to Look up to and we all Valued his Opinion and Advice Regarding Real Estate and life in General. We all will feel the lose of Gary in our lives but will cherish every minute we spent with him. I loved Gary and will for ever be Thankful for his friendship and Advise. I’ve always said Gary was the Smartest hardest working Realtor I’ve had the Blessing to know. Tim Fent

- Tim Fent, Saturday May 15th, 2021

Sad to hear of Gary passing I always enjoyed playing golf with him he was upbeat and we had great conversations. He helped me out on several real estate adventures and I greatly appreciated his support. Thoughts and prayers are with the family

- Vern Whitt, Saturday May 15th, 2021

Gary was a wonderful man. He was always a courteous gentleman. May God bless his family and guide them through this difficult time.

- Ron Denney , Saturday May 15th, 2021

I feel blessed to have know this great man for over 25 years. God blessed this earth with Gary. He will be missed. Our sympathies to Niki, Amie and Katie. Our prayers are with you.

- John and Jackie Mckinnon, Saturday May 15th, 2021

So sorry Nikki , Gary was a great guy and well Respected as a Realtor in Springfield!!!!

- Bob Sample , Friday May 14th, 2021

Nikki, We were shocked to see that Gary passed away yesterday. I had not heard that he was ill. Please accept our deepest sympathy. You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad time. Joyce Simon

- George & Joyce Simon, Friday May 14th, 2021

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