CANTON, Mo. -- Garry Kurl Small, 68, of Canton, died Tuesday (April 30, 2013) at his home near Canton.
He was born Nov. 27, 1944, in Edina, a son of Tommy Kurl and Doris Irene Parrish. He married Carol Turner Evans on April 30, 1994. She survives.
Garry never met a stranger. He was a hardworking man, honest, and a loving husband, father and grandfather. Garry loved to be around his family and loved his horses.
He worked 40 years in the natural gas business, last working for Atmos Energy, retiring July 31, 2007.
Survivors include his wife, Carol, of Canton; his mother, Doris Pearce of Kirksville; a son, Jerrod (Beth) Evans of Quincy, Ill.; four daughters, Sherry (David) Schaffnit of Quincy, Mary Jane (Larry) Sprinkle of Quincy, Sara Small and (Darrin) of Columbia, and Shari Small (Glen) Higley of Bismarck, N.D.; one sister, Marcena Kite of Kirksville; two grandsons, Conner Schaefer and Brock Evans; four granddaughters, Evan Sprinkle, Emily (Ryan) Keller, Elizabeth Sprinkle and Morgan Evans; great-grandchildren, Dreighton and Delanie Sprinkle, Pearce Keller and a baby boy Keller on the way.
He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Bobby Gene in infancy; a sister in infancy, Carol Ann; and a brother-in-law, Jacky Kite.
SERVICES: 2 p.m. Friday in the Davis Funeral Home in Canton, with the Rev. Tom Turner officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery at Taylor.
VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton.
MEMORIALS: Siteman Cancer Center of St. Louis or Blessing Cancer Center in Quincy in care of Davis Funeral Home in Canton.
ARRANGEMENTS: Davis Funeral Home, Canton.