Linkous Gary Cisco, age 64, of US 60 West, Morehead, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019, at St. Claire HealthCare in Morehead.
He was born December 21, 1954, in Williamson, West Virginia, the son of the late Linkous Cisco and Dorothy Hinkle Cisco.
Gary is survived by one sister, Georgia Marie Lewis and husband Earl of Springboro, Ohio; one niece, Ashley Nicole Lewis Heck and husband Alexander of Centerville, Ohio, as well as cousins, other relatives, and friends.
A resident of Morehead for most of his life, Gary graduated from Rowan County High School in 1973, where he was a standout baseball catcher and was selected Mr. Rowan County and Best All Around. He received a bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University. He managed Cisco’s Ashland, owned and operated Phillips 66, and for a number of years was a salesman at Larry Fannin’s Chevrolet.
Although he enjoyed success in different venues, Gary’s lifelong passion was baseball. During his high school years, it was reported that “Cisco, all-state catcher, is one of the best—if not the best—in Kentucky.” In 1971, the Vikings baseball team won the Regional Tournament and was the KHSAA runner-up. In 1973, the Vikings once again won the regionals and advanced to state—a record held for more than forty years. Gary also played at Morehead State University and later American Legion Post 126 Baseball. He was an avid collector of baseball cards.
Gary was a huge U.K. basketball fan and loved the Cincinnati Reds. In later years, he may have enjoyed good food as much as sports. He derived great pleasure from eating a good steak or a delicious home-cooked meal. His zest for life and love for family and friends will long be remembered.
Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals with Dr. David Starcher officiating. Burial will follow in Brown Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Gaylen David Cisco, P. J. Stringer, Hobert Mills, Wendell Jones, Billy Unchester, and Dewayne Carter.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY 40351.
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