Funeral for Sheriff Gary Painter


Today, Sheriff Gary Painter will be laid to rest.

He was found unresponsive in his Midland home over the weekend and was later pronounced dead. Since the news broke over the weekend, a flood of prayers and support have poured in to Midland County for the Painter Family and law enforcement officials.

Here is everything you need to know, if you plan to attend the funeral or if you will be watching our stream online.

Funeral schedule:

  • A viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
  • The service will begin at 2 p.m.
  • A foot procession will take place shortly after the service.

How to watch:

If you cannot make it out to the service today, we will be streaming the entire service live on

  • Where: Midland County Horseshoe Arena, 2514 Arena Trail.
  • Where: Viewing begins at 11 a.m., Services to follow at 2 p.m.
  • Online:    or –
  • On air: Big 2 News, check your local listings for channel information.
  • Traffic patterns and parking can be found here:

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