Gary W. Dayton, 68, of Frazeysburg, Ohio died Tuesday morning, June 19, 2012 at Arlington Nursing Home in Newark, Ohio. Born July 10, 1943 in Newark, Ohio he was a son of the late Willis W. and Lula M. (Toothman) Dayton. Mr. Dayton retired in 1990 from the Ohio National Guard where he was a mechanic and maintenance supervisor at the Newark Armory. He was an avid outdoorsman and hunter and was very active for many years in Frazeysburg Youth League baseball and basketball as a coach, umpire and referee. Surviving is one son, Michael Dayton of Frazeysburg; two daughters, Tracie (George) Hudson of Zanesville, Ohio and Brenda (Doug) Willis of Ostrander, Ohio; six grandchildren, Sierra, Kayla and Brooke Dayton, Cody and Ashley Moody and Kyle Willis; two great grandchildren, Chad Kocher, Jr. and Chathan Kocher; one brother, Terry ( Judy) Dayton of Southport, North Carolina and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Mary L. Dayton whom he married May 29, 1965 and who died June 3, 2012 and a brother Clyde Dayton. Calling hours will be 5 to 8pm Friday, June 22, 2012 at the Frazeysburg Chapel of Vensil & Chute Funeral Home, 110 West Third Street. Funeral services will be 10:30am Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the funeral home with the Rev. Tom Myers officiating. Burial will be in Frazeysburg Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, Post Office Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058-9909.