Gary Woodall

gary woodall
Gary L. Woodall, 58, of Candler, died on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at his residence. A native of Durham, NC, Mr. Woodall was a son of Betsy Rigsbee Cox. He was preceded in death by his step-father, G.B. Cox. Mr. Woodall had worked for many years as a Finance Director, most recently at Harmony Motors. Mr. Woodall enjoyed spending his free time traveling and cooking. He loved animals and took great interest in adopting rescues. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. In addition to his mother, Mr. Woodall is survived by his husband, Steven Michael "Mike" Brosnan; brothers, Rick and Mike Woodall; aunt and uncle, Cindy and Roger Rigsby, and their daughter, Beth, with whom Gary was very close. A memorial service for Mr. Woodall will be at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday at his and Mr. Brosnan's home, 91 Long Cove Rd., Candler. Mr. Woodall's family will also receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday at the Friendly City Civitan Club, 2315 Glendale Ave., Durham. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting Mr. Woodall's family.

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  1. I remember as a funny guy with a great personality. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. Betsy, I pray God will give you strength through the difficult time. Mike, my prayers are also with you. Love in Christ

  2. Gary was my nephew and was a wonderful man. He loved all his family and was the best with my daughter Beth. We have many wonderful memories that we will cherish forever. Prayers to Mike to have the strength to get through this loss

  3. Oh what laughter.! We shared the Love of our animals and all things as neighbors with the grooming of lawns and gardening. The greenest finger for growing things I have ever imagined. Mike our greatest condolences for the loss of a great big kind Hearted man that everyone seeing him, he had a smile on his face! There will be a day for us all someday! Rest and stand still my friend till we meet again

  4. May the “God of all comfort” provide you and your family with peace and comfort during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3:-7) For more comforting Scriptures, please visit

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