Gary “Papi” James Laden, 68, of Palm Coast, passed away on Tuesday, March 7th, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born in Morristown, New Jersey on September 6th, 1948. He was a graduate of Clemson University. He was a dedicated employee at Ford Motor Company for over 30 years. He retired in Palm Coast, Florida with his wife, Sandra Laden. He loved golfing and traveling with his wife and friends. He enjoyed his grandchildren dearly and loved driving them around in his Ford Mustang. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Laden of 31 Years; son, Marc; daughter, Gabrielle; brother, Don; brother, Neil; brother, Jimmy and sister, Diane. Gary James Laden will be greatly missed by many, he had an infectious smile and wonderful personality.