Garold Wayne Pleasant

Name of Deceased: Garold Wayne Pleasant  Age:71

Date of Death: June 27, 2021   Place of Death: peacefully at home in Las Vegas, Nevada

Occupation: retired from Boeing, part-time handyman, bartender, pool boy

The Deceased will be remembered by: Family, friends, and especially his wife of 42 years

Surviving relatives:

Spouse: Vicki Ann Pleasant

Children: Michelle E Pleasant, William D Pleasant, G David Pleasant

Siblings: Karen McClellan, Sue Crane and husband George, Glen Pleasant and wife Gloria

Other: multiple nieces and nephews and step-brothers and step-sisters

Grandchildren: Bryce Anthony Studer, Cacey Duncan Studer

Preceded in death by his daughter, Tricia Kay Pleasant, brother, Paul Pleasant, parents Garoldee and Louise Pleasant.

Garold was born on April 21, 1950, in Wichita, KS, and was the middle child of 5. The family moved to Renton, WA, where he was raised. He graduated from Renton High School in 1968. He had three wonderful children with his first wife, Pat Rohrer. Later he married Vicki Pleasant. They had one son built 2 houses, and spent 43 happy years together.  After his retirement from Boeing (25 years), Garold and Vicki moved to Las Vegas where his new job became handyman, bartender, pool boy.

He was a devoted husband, loving father and brother, beloved grandfather and uncle. He had a great sense of humor; always ready with a one-liner. Garold was always ready to help friends or family. He became the local handyman, enjoyed working with wood. He is known for his cork birdhouses and other crafty creations.

Hi son Bill describes Garold this way: The consummate teacher, if there was anything, absolutely anything, you needed to know about fixing, building or designing with your hands, he was your man. Need the right tool? He had it.  Not know how something went together? He would find out and show you how. He once said, “I can show you how to do this, but I can’t teach you to be curious about how to do it.” A line that can be applied to many, many things in building, fixing, creating things from scratch or just navigating life. He was curious and eager to share what his curiosity brought him.

There are not enough words to describe how many lives he touched and how much he will be missed. Anyone who knew Garold is better for having had him in their life.

5 Comments. Leave new

  • Ryan Walden
    July 8, 2021 7:15 pm

    I was blessed to get to know Gerold as a wonderful father in law. He and Vicki were my rocks when his daughter passed. I am sad COVID got on the way for us sharing more in person stories about his daughter. I am sure they are sharing wonderful moments now. Vicki my heart goes out to you as the loss is indescribable.

  • Lance & Annette Lane
    July 8, 2021 7:19 pm

    Beautfully written! This captures the man perfectly! He is missed!

  • Jeannie Anderson
    July 8, 2021 11:48 pm

    Garold was a dear and one of the most non-judgmental people I ever met. He was so fun. He will be so very missed by so very many.

  • John Benefiel
    July 9, 2021 1:38 am

    He was 1 of my favorite people in the world always fun to be with and I felt we were so much a like and he had such a great wife and they enjoyed sharing life together and he is missed big time

  • Bill Pleasant
    July 9, 2021 6:12 pm

    My dad was somebody I grew to respect greatly as a man as I got older. He taught me many things whether through shear determination or sometimes through some good old fashioned mockery with a quick one-liner. Either way, I use many of his lessons every day and will NEVER forget them. Hopefully.


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