He was born November 27, 1944 in Edina, MO 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, MO; a son Jerrod (Beth) Evans of Quincy, IL; four daughters, Sherry (David) Schaffnit of Quincy, IL, Mary Jane (Larry) Sprinkle of Quincy, IL, Sara Small and (Darrin) of Columbia, MO and Shari Small (Glen) Higley of Bismarck, N.D.; one sister, Marcena Kite of Kirksville, MO; 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 brother in law Jacky Kite.
Funeral services were held Friday, May 3, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Tom Turner officiating. Pallbearers: Richard Hudnut, Curtis Hudnut, Tommy Dorsey Small, Michael Vaughn, Jerry Smith and Bill Burton; Honorary Pallbearers: Harold Logsdon, Bob Ellison, Larry Hayes, Bert Cottrell and Vance Parrish. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Taylor, MO.
The family suggests memorials be made to Siteman Cancer Center of St. Louis, MO or Blessing Cancer Center in Quincy in care of Davis Funeral Home in Canton.
Online condolences may be left at www.davis-fh.com.