Robert “Dennis” Gary, 62, of Calhoun City, MS, passed away on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in a vehicle accident in Virginia.
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Dennis was a 1975 graduate of West Lauderdale High School in Collinsville, MS. He continued his education at Mississippi State University where he completed an electrical engineering degree in 1980. He had a successful first career in electrical equipment sales and had recently changed careers to become a long-haul truck driver, a line of work that he was thoroughly enjoying.
Dennis was an active member of Derma Baptist church. He was a member of the security team and the Band of Brothers group. He had found his church home with the fellow Christians he worshipped with.
Dennis was an avid hunter and gun safety advocate most of his life.
He is survived by his daughter, Renee Wofford (TJ) of Calhoun City, MS, his father, Blain (Nancy) of Calhoun City, a brother, Steve (Angela) of Madison, AL and a nephew, Matt Gary, also from Madison, AL and two uncles and a host of cousins.
Dennis was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Elizabeth “Libby” Holland Gary, who was originally from Slate Springs, MS, and his grandparents, Miller D. and Lola Holland and Odie and Pearl Gary, all residents of Slate Springs, MS.
Due to the restrictions of COVID-19, the family is having an intimate family service for Dennis and his burial will be private. In lieu of floral arrangements or gifts, the family is requesting that donations be made to Derma Baptist Church with a memo for the Dennis Gary memorial fund. The money will be used by the Band of Brothers group that contributes to the local Food Pantry. This group and the cause it supported were dear to Dennis.
Pryor Funeral Home takes the health of our staff, our families, and our visitors very seriously, and we are adhering to guidelines set forth by President Trump and Gov. Tate Reeves. At this time, we are asking everyone to support the limited gathering and visitation policy set by our government officials. We will be allowing small family groups and limiting the number of people in family rooms to 10 at one time at visitations, as well as funerals. For graveside services, we will be asking everyone to also comply with the required social distancing space of six feet. We’re also advising against hand-shaking, hugging, kissing and other intimate contact.