April 6, 1975 - April 27, 2021
To view the service LIVE, please click here. Gary Lyn Simerly, age 46, of Bristol, Tenn., passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born on April 6, 1975, in Bristol, Tenn. He is preceded in death by his father, Loey Michael Simerly; and his special cousin, Danny Freeman. Gary was a gentle giant that was loved and admired by everyone. He attended Appalachia High School in Appalachia, Va. He was employed by Summers-Taylor of Johnson City, TN. Gary collected guns, loved motorcycles and playing golf. He was also a devoted Notre Dame fan. He was adored by his nieces and nephews, Gary loved them as much as they loved him. He is survived by his mother, Mildred Simerly Sobotka and husband Daniel; brother, William Lee Simerly; sisters, Kimberly McFadden and husband Mark and Misty Simerly; nieces and nephews, Vanitee and fiancé Andy, Tyler James, Ashlee and husband Koree, Taylor, Madison, and Jordyn; great nieces and nephews, Rylie, Wynstan, Ronin, and Kenadee; best friend, Octavius Hall, Sr.; and several special aunts, uncles, and cousins. The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Oakley-Cook Funeral Home in Bristol, Tenn. A funeral service will follow with Matt Edwards and Rich Pannell officiating. To watch the service LIVE, please click here. A committal and interment will be held at 11:00 AM on Sunday, May 2, 2021 at Whitehead Cemetery in Butler, Tenn. Pallbearers will be Octavius Hall, Jason Hiter, Tim Vernon, Scotty Hiter, Andy White, and Michael Freeman. Honorary pallbearers will be William Lee Simerly, Tyler James Simerly, Kevin Freeman, Mark McFadden, Mark Freeman, and Wynstan White. Visitors are welcome at the home of his mother, Mildred Sobotka at any time to show support and fellowship with the family during their time of grief. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online at www.stjude.org. Arrangements especially for Gary and his family have been made through Oakley-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory.
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