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Wayne Gary

August 15, 1948 — January 10, 2024

Abbeville, SC

Wayne Gary

Robert Wayne Gary, 75, of Troy, husband of Cyndi Dansby Gary, died Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at Self Regional Healthcare.  He was born in Abbeville to the late James R. Gary and Oveline Stewart Gary King. 

 

Wayne honorably served his country in the United States Navy.  He was a 1966 graduate of Abbeville High School and member of Lower Long Cane ARP Church where he served as an elder. Wayne retired from GTE/Verizon after 35 years of dedicated service.  Following retirement, he worked as a contractor for WCTEL for 10 years. Presently serving on the Little River Co-op Board of Directors and as Fire Commissioner for Bethia Volunteer Fire Department, Wayne was a former member of the McCormick Country Club. He enjoyed serving the community and spending time with family and friends. Wayne could often be found feeding his cows, cooking a low country boil for the Abbeville Chamber of Commerce or the McCormick Historical Society for their yearly oyster roast. He cherished his loved ones above all else and found great happiness in creating lasting memories with them. One notable tradition he cherished dearly was his annual shrimping trip with his family in Charleston.

 

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Pete King.

 

Wayne is survived by his wife of 55 years, Cyndi, of the home; two daughters, Kelly G. Jones (Kevin) of Troy and Allyson Chrisley (Roger) of Abbeville; two brothers, Ronnie Gary (Beverly) of Greenwood and Tommy Gary (Joann) of Ware Shoals; a sister, Susie King New of Abbeville; six grandchildren, A.J. (Jessica), Ashley (Jimmy), Dalton, Alex, Maggie, and James; two great-grandchildren, Annie and J.T.; numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.      

 

The family will receive friends 5:00PM – 7:00PM, Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Harris Funeral Home, Abbeville Chapel.  Funeral services will be 3:00PM, Sunday, January 14, 2024, in Lower Long Cane ARP Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

 

Memorial contributions, in memory of Wayne, may be sent to the Bethia Vol. Fire Department, c/o Treasurer, 2507 Long Cane Road, Troy, SC 29848 or to the Lower Long Cane ARP Church Building Fund, PO Box 117, Troy, SC 29848.

 

The family is at the home of his daughter and her husband, Kelly and Kevin Jones.

 

A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com.

 

Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Abbeville is assisting the Gary family.

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Visitation

Saturday, January 13, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Abbeville - Harris Funeral Home

302 N Main St, Abbeville, SC 29620

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Funeral Service

Sunday, January 14, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Lower Long Cane ARP Church

1591 Long Cane Road, Troy, SC 29848

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Burial

Sunday, January 14, 2024

4:15 - 4:30 pm (Eastern time)

Lower Long Cane ARP Church

1591 Long Cane Road, Troy, SC 29848

Burial in church cemetery following the funeral service.

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