Richard Gaylock

July 12, 1936 ~ September 6, 2021 (age 85)


Richard Henry Gaylock, 85, of Bellaire, passed away on Monday September 6, 2021.  He was born on July 12, 1936 in Pontiac, MI, the son of George and Marion (Smith) Gaylock.

Richard served in the United State Army from 1959 to 1962.  Upon returning home to Michigan, he began working at General Motors, where he stayed for 30 years.  He retired to Northern Michigan in 1990 and has called it home ever since. 

He enjoyed tinkering on cars & trucks, and he always enjoyed teaching others his skills.  He was always helpful and was known to never turn down friends or family in need.  He was also a longtime member of the UAW.

Richard is survived by a brother, James (Cheryl) Gaylock of Bellaire; a sister, Linda Thierry of Lake Orion, MI; and six nieces and nephews, Marty Gaylock, Dale Gaylock, Leah (Steve) Weber, Matthew Thierry, Rachel (Jeff) Morgan, and Aaron (Lisa) Thierry.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Richard’s family has chosen to remember him privately.  Burial in Holly National Cemetery will take place in the future.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8516 or the Commission on Aging, PO Box 614, Bellaire, MI 49615-0614.

Arrangements are in the care of the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign his online guestbook at

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