Gary (Pops) Root, 66 of Wadsworth passed away suddenly March 13, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Barberton, Dec. 20, 1955. He lived in the Barberton/Wadsworth area all of his life. He was a machinist and retired from B & C Machine with over 30 years of service. He was a lifelong Kansas City Chiefs fan, even down to his curtains. He loved camping, fishing and classic muscle cars. Gary was proceeded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Doris Root; brother, Roger Root; Sister, Rebecca Husk; son, Joseph Root; his faithful dog; Lady. He is survived by son, Brian (Jodi) Root; brother, Dempsey (Pamela) Root; brother-in-law, Marvin Husk; sister-in-law, Wanda Kendall; grandchildren Wade, Trevor, Tyler and Elizabeth; great- grandchildren, Lilliana and Maverick; loving dog; Freddy; several nieces, nephews and other family members.