I am speechless of hearing of Gary`s death. I talked with him regular once to twice aweek and had just talked with him the day before his passing.
Gary started hunting with me about 5 yrs. ago here in South Texas and instead of a client, my wife and I considered him as family, and I truly mean that from my heart. Gary and I hit it off at the very beginning and one day I will meet up with him again when the Lord above calls for me.
There are so many GREAT memories that I will never forget. One thing I found out for sure, HE LOVED HUNTING ! Gary was a very intelligent individual and I always considered him as my "Dr. Phil" on giving me advice about the Hunting industry....and believe me he was sharp as a tack !
Anyway, I`m not much on words, but Maria, you have to be strong,especially for your grand babies and children...All Gary ever talked about when came to hunt was Maria, grand babies, and his children!. And the bananna nut bread will surely be missed !!
One more thing that I might add is that I had the Honor to have Josh (Garys grandson) and Josh`s Dad "Tim" (Son in Law) to hunt with me and you would never imagine the gleam in Garys eyes when Josh (grandson) took his FIRST BUCK ....words cannot desbribe Garys expressions.
All I can say Gary Abner, is that you are a TRUE FRIEND....and like a Brother that I never had and will be missed FOREVER.
May The Lord comfort you....
"MARIA" ...Nancy and I will always be here for you.