Whether it was preparing his district’s crew to be able to help out during times of disaster, working on overall safety issues with the county or working on flood plain management, Cleveland said he worked very closely with Cary.
“He will be missed,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll be able to replace him.”
Retired Lt. Jim Spearman with the Norman Police Department said he worked with Cary for quite some time. Cary, he said, was the type of person who gave his honest opinion if you asked him, whether you liked it or not.
“He was a very highly ethical person,” Spearman said.
Spearman also said he was a family man who always put his wife and girls first.
Spending time with family is exactly what Cary intends to do after retirement, too.
“My wife and I have reasonably good health right now, and we have children and grandchildren around that we want to spend more time with,” he said.
Cary also plans on spending more time at his lake home at Lake Texoma and showing a little more attention to his boat and other water toys.
“The thing I’ll miss the most is probably the association with the people within the county. Cleveland County has very good, dedicated employees that I’ve worked with every day for 20 years, and I’ll certainly miss that relationship,” he said.