Gary Willeford

gary willeford

February 17, 1941 ~ October 21, 2023

Born in: Denton, Texas
Resided in: Hughes Springs, Texas

Gary Parker Willeford, 82, born February 17, 1941 and passed away October 21, 2023. Gary married Linda McKee on June 17, 1966. They have lived a wonderful life together and because of their faith, know they will be reunited again. They know… the best is yet to come… this we have been promised!

Gary was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Willeford Callaway and her husband, Jack Callaway; his father, Lawson Avon Willeford; sister, Gale Avon Wesberry; sister-in-law, Christi Barnett; two nephews, Mike Wesberry and Mark Wesberry; and a niece, Marci Wesberry Robertson.

He is survived by his wife, Linda of 57 years; special companion, “Tex”; brother, Glen Willeford and wife, Joan of Hughes Springs; sister-in-law, Mary and husband, Bill Hodges of Elysian Fields; nieces and  nephews, Ty Willeford and wife Rachel, Sarah Willeford, Anna Willeford, Leah Willeford, Amy Lynn Bryan and husband DeWitt, Ty Bryan and wife, Brenna, Eli Bryan and wife, Michelle, Misty Wesberry, Casey Cameron, Brandon Nunez, Garrett Lee, Dakota Barnett, Carter Barnett, Braylen Barnett, Kelly Barnett, Kathryn Barnett, Kambri Barnett, McKensi Thomas, Madison Barnett, Dan, Kay, Emily, Kaleb, and Alex; as well as a host of church family and friends.

Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at Hughes Springs Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Parker officiating. There will be a time of visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday and lasting until service time. Burial will follow at Hughes Springs Cemetery under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Hughes Springs.


Visitation: October 24, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Missionary Baptist Church

Hughes Springs, Texas

Funeral Ceremony: October 24, 2023 11:00 am

Missionary Baptist Church

Hughes Springs, Texas

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  1. Candle 1Gary will be missed by so many, he was a good friend to me. I will miss him so much. Fly high my friend until we meet again.
    Teresa Wallace

  2. Candle 2Gary was a wonderful caring person. He may be gone from this earth, but he will live in our hearts forever. God has gained a true angel.

  3. Candle 5Gary and Jerry were childhood friends and shared the same birthday. We have great memories of our high school years and double dates with Gary and Linda. Sending our sincere condolences to Linda and the entire family. ❤️

  4. Candle 2Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. What a reunion Gary is having as he is waiting for you to join him. in Glory.

  5. Linda , I am so sorry , I know he will be missed by so many. It has been years since I have spent time with you two , but I still have wonderful memories of our friendship.
    Carol Humphrey Brewer

  6. Candle 2Hughes Springs became a better place after Gary and Linda moved to the area. I’’ll miss his warm smile when I come back home. Bless you, Linda.

  7. Mr. Gary was an inspirational light to so many. He spoke with confidence and intention. I will forever cherish the beautiful gifts he left behind and thank God for his presence in my life for although short it was mighty. God placed Mr. Willeford in my path and he forever changed not only my direction but that of my family and for that I am eternally grateful. How lucky we are that God shared this angel with the world.

  8. So sad to hear about this. What a great man he was. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻. We love you sweet Linda ❤️

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