It is with great sadness that the Price family announces the death of Garry L. Price of Alachua. He passed away unexpectedly on December 13, 2021.
Garry was born on October 11, 1950 to Clarence and Florence Price in Indianapolis, IN. After graduating from Manatee Junior High School in 1968, he went on to study environmental science at Manatee Junior College.
Garry is a veteran of the Vietnam War. After serving in the Army, he chose to settle in Gainesville where he later met and married the love of his life, Cheryl. They married in 1987 and in 1989 they welcomed their only child, Lauren, who he loved dearly. He worked in the bicycle business in Gainesville and later switched careers and retired as the Lab Manager at Environmental Science and Engineering/MacTec.
Garry had an immense passion and love for surfing and spending time at the beach. He also loved the Beatles and all the rock and roll bands of the 60’s and 70’s. He was a strong individual determined to provide for his family and give them the life he felt they deserved. His family meant more to him than anything else in the world and he would do anything for them. He was unendingly proud of his daughter, Lauren, son-in-love Nick, and his granddaughters, Emma Grace and Ava Faith. He loved his granddaughters dearly. Garry’s family and friends will miss him more than words can say.
Garry is survived by his wife of 34 years, Cheryl Price; daughter, Lauren Price Feagin; son-in-love Nick Feagin; granddaughters, Emma Grace and Ava Faith; brother, Jeffrey Price (Debbie) and many loving extended family. Garry was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, papa, and friend to many life-long friends.
Funeral services for Garry will be at Evans Carter Funeral Home in High Springs at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2021. Attire will be how he would have wanted it – casual, shorts, Hawaiian beach clothes. Please no black. Garry will be laid to rest at the Florida National Cemetery, 65023 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, FL following a military honors service at 2:00 p.m. His family will also hold a celebration of his life on Anna Maria Island in his honor at a later date.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to K9s for Warriors, 11317 NW 199th Ave, Alachua, FL 32615 (online at https://k9sforwarriors.org/financial-donation/) or to Josh’s Place, 13950 NW 131st Place, Alachua, FL 32615. (Josh’s Place is a community led place where people can feel “safe” when they are struggling with daily challenges. It was formed with the intention of addressing the anxiety and hopelessness felt by many young people in the local community by reaching out and providing encouragement and a sense of belonging).
A good man down. I enjoyed working with Garry for many years at ESE. His sense of humor and purpose were inspiring. With much sadness – a final Salute. Semper fidelis, Mark
My heart is saddened with the loss of Garry. Many fond memories of our family vacations in Florida. Seeing his picture I can hear his laugh. He had a wonderful laugh and zest for life. I remember his love of surfing and his old mail vehicle he drove around.
Cheryl and Lauren my heart goes to you in your loss. May his love, smile and laughter remain in your heart in the days and years ahead.
Jeff my heart also goes out to you. May you be surrounded with memories to carry you in the days and years ahead.
May Gods peace and grace hold you as you remember and celebrate the life of Garry.
So sorry to hear of y’all’s loss. Gary always had a smile and a friendly greeting. May God’s loving comfort that He has promised be special to Cheryl, Lauren, Nick, Emma Grace, Ava Grace, family and friends during this difficult time. Continue to cherish your wonderful memories. Gary will be missed but never forgotten. ❤️????❤️????
So very sorry to hear this. Garry was a great guy and did a wonderful job managing the lab at Mactec/ESE. RIP
Im not sure what more I can say to Cheryl and Lauren that I already haven’t expressed. My best friend of all time has left this world too soon for any of us to understand or to be able to accept. When you think of life it’s supposed to be unending but we know in out hearts that is not reality. Still I will always think of Garry next to me laughing, and being the friend I have always loved and could be myself without reservations and not knowing judgment or degradation only unending friendship and love. I will forgive him for leaving too early but I know this would never have bern his choice. I feel anguish for his loving wife and his beautiful daughter, both devastated by this event. Garry will live forever in our hearts and in the souls of his friends and family. Ill be forever grateful he knew his granddaughters, the lifeblood of his existence on this earth. Monk, be there waiting for me, I’m not that far behind. RIP, Garry Lee Price. Husband, father, grandfather, brother and for me the best friend anymore could have, ever. ♥️♥️♥️
Our sincere condolences to family, classmates, and friends of our Manatee High School Class of 1968 Alumnus.
Manatee High School Alumni Association