Garey Wayne Furnish was born January 17, 1957, to Thelma and Oscar Furnish in Houston, Texas. The family later moved to Lone Star, Texas to raise Garey and his brother, Mike. Garey attended school in Daingerfield, Texas and graduated there in 1975. He attended college in Austin, Texas. Garey attended Lone Star Methodist Church with his parents for many years. He dedicated his life to Christ at an early age. He later moved his membership to First United Methodist Church of Hallsville where he was a member at the time of his passing. Garey played in the praise band at FUMC Hallsville for many years and felt truly blessed by having the opportunity to share worship music with others.
Garey and Starr married in June 1981, and they made their home in Longview, Texas where they lived until 1999. In 1999 they moved to the home they built together in the Hallsville, Texas area. Garey and Starr lived life to the fullest and truly loved one another.
Garey loved playing and singing Rock and Roll and Praise music. He played bass guitar and drums in many bands around East Texas. We made some of the best of friends from those band adventures and have cherished those friendships through the years.
Garey loved camping and fishing with his favorite fishing partner, Starr, the love of his life. They fished bass tournaments for years and found peace on the water.
Garey worked in IT Support at Trinity Industries in Longview, Texas where he retired after 37 years with the company.
Garey passed away at Christus Good Shepherd in Longview, Texas with his loving family by his side on September 11, 2020.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thelma and Oscar Furnish.
Garey was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by: his wife, Starr Furnish, his loving brother and sister in law, Michael Neal Furnish and Debbie Furnish, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at Welch Funeral Home, 4619 Judson Rd. Longview, Texas 75605 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, please send a love offering to First United Methodist Church of Hallsville. Address: FUMC Hallsville, PO Box 365, Hallsville, Texas 75650.
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