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December 11, 2020


Gary Wayne Crosby

January 20, 1943 - December 09, 2020

Gary Wayne Crosby, age 77 and a resident of Franklinton, died early Wednesday morning December 9, 2020 at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He was born January 20, 1943. Gary was a very hard working and dedicated man. He was retired from Rayburn Correction Center.  Earlier in life, he worked for Bogalusa Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Gary proudly served in the United States Army in Fairbanks, Alaska. Some of his fondest memories were coaching Little League basketball and baseball. Gary loved fishing, golfing, gardening, and being outdoors.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Neva Ann Williams Crosby, son Chad Crosby of Franklinton, daughter Shawna Crosby (Austin Howard) of Fort Walton Beach, FL; granddaughters Lacie (Jeffrey) Baughman of Franklinton, Alexa Crosby of Bullard, TX, Sydney Crosby of Bullard, TX, and Sierra Crosby of Baker, FL; great grandchildren Jase, Gentry, and Anabeth Baughman of Franklinton, Georgia and Knox Dinger of Bullard, TX; siblings and spouses Gene (Susie) Crosby of Bush,LA, Suzanne Sullivan of Brandon, MS, Delores (John) Muddget of Brandon, MS; numerous nieces and nephews, and his beloved four legged companion, LuLu.

Gary is preceded in death by his son, Bradley Crosby; his parents, Lonnie and Myrtis Crosby; brother and sister-in-law Barney and Lezette Crosby; and special niece Casey Williams.

A graveside service will be held in Ponemah Cemetery Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:30 with Rev. Bobby Smith officiating. Covid restrictions will be observed by all who attend the service.

Gary leaves a legacy of love and integrity with his family and those who knew him. He has left behind wonderful memories of being a loving son, brother, husband, dad, PaPaw, uncle, and friend. The family is grateful for each and every day they got to see his glowing smile, and for the lessons learned, and all the jokes that he shared.

Pallbearers: Paul Hunt, Bronwynn Crosby, Tyler Crosby, Jeffrey Baughman, Austin Howard, Robert Hale

His golf buddies; Ed Lyles, Percy Mac Frazier, Lavern Jenkins will serve as Honorary Pallbearers.

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