SMITHFIELD - Jerry Stuart Gary, 59, of Smithfield, formerly of Newport News, died at his residence on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2003. Jerry worked on the Peninsula and was the former owner of Hampton Nissan and has been in the automotive business 44 years. He had a love for race cars and motorcycles. He especially loved taking care of his grandson, Cody, who was the joy of his life and was known by Cody as 'Grandy.' Jerry was a dear husband, father, brother and friend to many and will be truly missed by all. He was preceded in death by his mother, Adelaide M. Gary, and his father, Harry A. Gary. He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Betty Cooper Gary; two sons, Jerry S. Gary Jr. and his wife, Shari Whitmore Gary, of Smithfield and Jeffrey Warren Gary and his wife, Crystal Knowles Gary, and one grandson, Cody Warren Gary, all of Hampton; five brothers, Charles D. Gary, Harry A. Gary Jr., Forrest J. Gary, Roscoe A. Gary and Warren C. Gary; four sisters, Adelaide M. Raymond, Harryette A. Thomas, Mary Ellen VanZant and Carolyn F. Gary; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home by the Rev. Clarence Hillings. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park.
Published in the Daily Press from 1/28/2003 - 1/29/2003.

 

Linda and I are so sorry to here about your resent loss and our prayers go out to each one of you. Mr. Gary was a fine man to talk to and be around and we will all miss his friendly face and the joy he has brought to many....Mike & Linda

Mike Moughamian (Hampton, VA )
February 2, 2003

 

Betty,
I was so sorry to hear of Jerry's death. I remember seeing the two of you together through the years and you always seemed so happy! I know you will miss him; you had so many great years together. God bless you and your family and may you know the peace that passes understanding. Blessings, Alice Fowler Edwards, Class of '64

Alice Fowler Edwards (Lanexa, VA )
January 30, 2003

 

My deepest heartfelt sympathy for your families loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Bill Balderson (Smithfield, VA )
January 30, 2003

 

TO BETTY, JJ AND JEFF
SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT JERRY, HE WAS A GREAT MAN AND A GREAT BOSS.
HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED. OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU.
TREB, JILL, MORGAN AND HALEY

TREB FAULKNER (ERWIN, TN )
January 29, 2003

 

I extend deepest sympathy to the Gary family. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Hannah Matthews (Newport News, VA )
January 29, 2003

 

I extend my sincere sympathy to the Gary Family.

S E CULPEPPER (NEWPORT NEWS, VA )
January 29, 2003

 

Deepest sympathy to the Gary family. Such a loving father and grandfather will be long remembered and Cody will make grandad proud as he always has. Blessings to you all.

Barbara & Phil Pratt (Newport News, VA )
January 28, 2003

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To the Gary Family,
I want to extend my sympathies to the family and Betty from the Class of NNHS 62 and myself personally. May God bless all of you in this time of sorrow. Please feel free to call me if you need anything at all. My phone number is 757-595-7175 and my email address is posted below.
Sincerely,
Brenda Amos Williams

Brenda Amos Williams (Newport News, VA )
January 28, 2003

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