Gary died peacefully at home on July 31, 2012, surrounded by his family and dear friends. He was 56, a resident of Pride, La. and a native of Knoxville, Tenn. He was survived by his daughter and granddaughter, Andria Simpson Tyler and Victoria Rose Tyler; his brother and sisterin- law, Mike and Kathy Simpson; two nieces, Kelly and Katie Simpson; very special friends, Roy, Janet and Alexis Goodman, Clyde and Lorita Bankston, Cody and Sheree Hotard, and Justin Wells, whom he thought of as his son. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne B. and Barbara Rose Simpson. Visitation at Tunica Hills Baptist Church, Tunica, La. on Monday, August 6, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Visitation continues at Seale Funeral Home, Denham Springs, on Tuesday, August 7 from 1 p.m. until service at 2 p.m. conducted by Bro. Potts. Burial following at Evergreen Cemetery, Denham Springs. Pallbearers will be Neal Hawkins, Jeremy Cornette, Richard Wells, Bobby LeBlanc, Johnathan Bonadona, Micah Barr and Justin Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers are Victoria Tyler, Alexis Goodman, Roy Goodman and Clyde Bankston. Special thanks to all of those who helped us fight this battle.
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Published in The Advocate on Aug. 5, 2012