Gary Southerland, 68, of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020.
Gary was a proud IU Hoosier graduate. He was married to his bride and love of his life, Tamra, for 41 years. Gary worked as a Westfield firefighter for 34 years and served as Fire Chief for 1 year. Gary taught us many things including that real tractors are red and to always have a sense of humor. He taught us that it’s a fun prank to put fake ‘For Sale’ signs in your friends’ yards and that everything is better done while whistling. More importantly, he taught us to love Jesus and that genuine love for and relationships with people are what we need to value.
Gary is survived by his wife, Tamra Southerland; son, Nick Southerland and wife, Nicole; son, Josh Southerland and wife, Christie; daughter, Brooke Southerland; brother, Brian Southerland, and 5 granddaughters.
Services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Restoration Church, 772 North 10th Street in Noblesville, with visitation from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the church. Burial will follow at Little Eagle Creek Cemetery in Westfield. Gary's care has been entrusted to Randall & Roberts Funeral Homes.
Gary's family wishes to thank Dr. Eric Marcotte and his entire staff along with Dr. Milton.
In lieu of flowers, go home and love your family and those around you well.