A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 in the Sunrise Chapel at Walters Funeral Home for Harry Paul Gary, 48, who passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The Reverend Gary Schexnayder, Pastor of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church, will officiate the funeral ceremony. Interment will take place at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens immediately following the services.
Harry is survived by his wife of 29 years, Lisa Aucoin Gary of Lafayette; one daughter, Kaylin Jolie Gary of Lafayette; two sons, Dylan Paul Gary and Ryan Christopher Gary of Lafayette; his father, Elmo P. Gary of Scott; one sister, Ashley Gary of Scott; one brother, Ricky Gary and his wife Christina of Parks; one sister-in-law, Leslie Aucoin Schexnaider and her husband Chris of Broussard; one brother-in-law, Cody Aucoin of Lafayette; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Vernola Anne Guidry; his step-father, Warren Allen Guidry; his beloved mother-in-law, Charlotte Aucoin; and all of his grandparents.
Harry was the proud owner of Harry Gary’s Lawn Service, Inc. He started cutting grass when he was 12 years old, and took great pride in his work and attention to detail.
He was considered a “Jack of all trades,” known for helping anyone who was in need. In his free time, he enjoyed watching football, cooking for his family and friends (they will remember his barbeque and boiled crawfish), watching his daughter singing and dancing, and watching his sons play football and soccer.
Pallbearers will be Dylan Gary, Ryan Gary, Cody Aucoin, Ricky Gary, Kyler Folse, and Chris Schexnaider. Honorary pallbearers will be special family and friends.
The family requests that visitation hours be observed on Monday, March 20, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and resume on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. A rosary will be prayed on Monday evening at 6:30 p.m.
Walters Funeral Home, (337) 706-8941, 2424 North University Avenue in Lafayette, is in charge of funeral arrangements.