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Gary A. Southerland, 55, of Anderson, was born Aug. 29, 1961, to the late Sam and Janice Southerland. He passed away on July 12, 2017, following an extended illness.
Gary was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He enjoyed going fishing, watching old Western TV shows and going to Anderson Speedway.
Survivors include his soul mate of 34 years, Debbie Southerland; children, Eric (Jara) Southerland, Shaun (Danielle) Southerland, Jamie (Josh) Shepherd, Karen Ebbert, Chad (Christina) Oshier, Lee (Jamie) Oshier and Josh Ebbert; grandchildren, Allison, Autumn, Jourdan and Corbin Southerland, Bentley and Lillian Shepherd, Austin (Karissa) Russell, Joshua Ebbert Jr., Will, Anna Oshier, Jeffrey, Kya and Arya Oshier; great-grandchildren, Hayden and Cartter Russell; siblings, Linda (Harold) Jackson; Bill Raison, Sam (Cindy) Southerland, Larry Southerland, Vicki Davidson, Carol Blakely and John (Becky) Southerland; aunt, Sharon Huff; uncle, Don Raison; mother-in-law, Patty Cook; brother-in-law, Red Cook; sisters in-law, Julie (Todd) Norris and Sandy (Kirk) Bennett; several nieces and nephews; and a host of special friends including his best friend, Gary (Cathy) Moore.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Dale Cook Sr.; two brothers, Rickie and Douglas; a sister, Debbie; brother-in-law, Randy; and sister-in-law, Lorra.
Service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service location with Harold Jackson officiating.
Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be given to the family.
Post online condolences at www.rozelle-johnson.com.
Published on July 22, 2017
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