Welcome to the memorial page for

Gary D Karnes

November 27, 1962 ~ May 28, 2017 (age 54)

Gary D. Karnes, of Warren, unexpectedly passed away of natural causes at his residence on Sunday May 28, 2017 at 7:25 am. He was 54.

Gary was born November 27, 1962 in Fort Worth Texas the son of the late Walter and Wilma Gwinn Karnes.

He was a graduate of Niles McKinley High School. Following high school Gary attended college courses in Automotive Mechanics.

Mr. Karnes worked various jobs in the Plumbing and Automotive Profession throughout his life.

Gary had a passion for working with his hands primarily fixing cars. He cherished time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Sallie Anderson Karnes, whom he married August of 2005; 7 children, Christina Karnes (Brian Hughes) of Austintown, Carrie (John) Smith of Niles, Jennifer Buzzelli of Warren, Stephanie Buzzelli of Austintown, Josh Bright of Greensburg, PA, Dallas Bright of Warren and Aaron Bright of Warren; 1 sisters; 2 brothers; 12 grandchildren, Alizey, Brian, Paige, Dean, Dante, Bryant, Tristan, Malachi, Kayle, Constance, Christian and Josaphina.

In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by a brother John Karnes, a nephew Joey Karnes and a grandson, Brandon Smith.

Friends and family may view the obituary, send condolences and make donations to help defray funeral costs by visiting

Calling hours will be held on Friday, June 2 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home.

 Service Information

June 2, 2017

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
WM Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC
614 Warren Avenue
Niles, OH 44446

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