Gary L. Wynn Sr., a soil conservationist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service for 23 years, died Sept. 12 at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 55.

The cause was complications from scleroderma, a connective-tissue disorder, said his sister, Ellee Wynn.

Mr. Wynn, a St. Leonard resident, joined the USDA in 1990. For the past 22 years, he worked as a district conservationist at the Calvert Soil Conservation District in Prince Frederick.

Gary Lee Wynn Sr. was born in Washington and grew up in Lanham, where he was a 1976 graduate of DuVal High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Virginia State University in 1980.

He was actively involved with youth football for many years and was a coach, commissioner and president of the Solomons Steelers Boys and Girls Club of Calvert County. He was honored by Calvert County for serving as a member of the county’s Parks and Recreation Youth Football League board of directors for more than 25 years.

His marriage to the former Kathy Glover ended in divorce. Survivors include a son, Gary Wynn Jr. of St. Leonard; his mother, Rose R. Wynn of St. Leonard; a sister, Ellee Wynn of Kensington; a brother, Albert R. Wynn of Mitchellville; and three grandchildren.

— Megan McDonough