- January 12, 1951 - March 6, 2010
- Beebe, Arkansas
of Gary 's Passing
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“MR & MRS. HEFNER, THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL.
THANKS FOR WHAT YOU ALL DID IN MY LIFE & GOD BLESS ANOTHER ONE OF COACH BIVENS' OLD BADGER...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: TOMMY MORRISON - PRESCOTT, AR
“Sorry to hear about Gary's passing. I played football with him in high school. He was always with a big smile. He will be missed. My prayer's are...Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Mike Starr - San Antonio, TX
“Debbie, I am so sorry at your loss. You have been a "rock" for your family. My prayers for you and your family is peace, love, and some wonderful...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Sherry Williams - Little Rock, AR
“So sorry to hear of your loss and may God bless and keep the Hefner's in all of our prayers
4 of 26 | Posted by: Johnny L. Howanietz - Clinton, AR
“Gary was my father-in law for 10 years and always treated me like one of his own and was a great grandad to my son Chris.
5 of 26 | Posted by: chuck mcintyre - searcy, AR
“I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I will be praying for you and the girls and the grandchildren. Mary and Jim Wilson
6 of 26 | Posted by: Mary W. Wilson - Mabelvale, AR
“Our hearts go out to you Debra and the family. Gary was a very special man that left his finger prints everywhere he went...especially here at the...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: Rob and Laurie Kopf - Little Rock, AR
“I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Hefner family. May God comfort you in the days ahead.
8 of 26 | Posted by: Buddy Burns - Beebe, AR
“To the Hefner family, I was so sorry to learn of Gary's passing. I have fond memories of him when we lived at Antioch when he drove the little school...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Nancy (Armstrong) Light - Hoxie, AR
“Debbie and Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
10 of 26 | Posted by: Reba Thomas (UAMS) - Little Rock, AR
“Praying for the family during this difficult time. My God bless you and give you comfort.
11 of 26 | Posted by: Barbara Robinson - Mayflower, AR
“To The Hefner Family
We are sorry for your loss. We are praying for you during this time of sorrow.
Billy , Mona, Dustin and Robert Hill
12 of 26 | Posted by: Billy J. Hill - Malvern, AR
“Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time! Gary had a great and positive spirit even in the...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: John & Valerie Phillips - AR
“I was so sorry to hear about Gary. I have fond memories of the years we went to school together. He will be missed
14 of 26 | Posted by: Pat Kirk Durham - LaPine, OR
“Gary was in my classroom when he was in the sixth grade...He was such a good person. He always had that smile on his face and was good and kind to...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Hallie Webb Sanford - Searcy, AR
“To the Hefner family i'm sorry to hear abouut the loss of your and brother. May God keep his arms around each of you thought this time. love Zenobia
16 of 26 | Posted by: Zenobia Mcgee - Beebe, AR
“I know Gary is in a better place. Will say a prayer for you and your family
17 of 26 | Posted by: Tammie Quick - Friend
“Hefner Family, We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this most difficult time. Your friends at...Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: CartiNlr - Nlr, AR
“I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. My deepest sympathy to all family and friends. We were classmates in high school many years ago and I...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Jack Vande - St Peter, MN
“I am so so sorry that Gary lost this battle with cancer. He was so strong and fought hard right up to the very end. He loved you and the girls and...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: Susan Harmon - North Little ROck, AR
“Gary was a friend, classmate and cousin. I will miss his great big smile. When we were growing up, he would laugh and say, "I am older than you, HA!...Read More »
21 of 26 | Posted by: Vickie McCall Duke - cousin
“I have known Gary most of life, owr mothers were best friends! I'm so sorry to hear of Gary's passing, but am so glad that he is no longer in pain. I...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Donnie Hill - Friend
“I was so glad to see Gary at our 40th class reunion.When I think of Gary I remember he was always smiling. My prayers are with his family at this...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Sharon Doak Smihth - Hattiesburg, MS
“Gary was kin but more than that he was a Friend and a "GOOD MAN", it will be easy to spot Gary cuz he will be the one with a big smile riding his...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Robert & Phyllis Jardine - Beebe, AR
“Sorry to hear about Gary's passing. Will be thinking about all of the family. God bless and comfort you at this time. Joan and Melissa
25 of 26 | Posted by: Joan Strayhorn - friend
“Bless, all of you guys and my prayers will be with you all..
26 of 26 | Posted by: Emmer O'Kelley - Beebe, AR
Gary Ryan Hefner was born January 12, 1951 to Bill and Barbara (Quattlebaum) Hefner, and he went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2010 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Gary was a 1969 graduate of Beebe High School and joined the Air Force after attending college at ASU-Beebe, serving his country for four years.
He is survived by his wife of twenty-eight years, Debra; his parents; two daughters, Shelly McIntyre of Beebe and Nikki (Mark) Rippy of Bald Knob; grandsons, Christopher McIntyre and Mikey Kurck of Beebe; one sister, Patti (Gary) Mathis of Beebe; sister-in-law, Amy (Robert) Woodall of Alabama; brother-in-law, Jimmy (Susie) Harmon of Little Rock; mother-in-law, Lucille Harmon; nephews, Aaron (Missy) Mathis and Jared Mathis both of Beebe; three nieces, Heather, Ashley, and Amber; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.
Gary was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lonnie & Vela Hefner and John & Luda Quattlebaum; brother, Michael Hefner; and grandson, Blake Kurck.
Pallbearers will be Aaron Mathis, Jared Mathis, Jim Harmon, J.W. Lay, Matt Lay, and Jeremy Lindsey. Honorary pallbearer is James Lay. Memorials may be made to the Antioch Youth Group, 2060 HWY 31 North, Beebe, AR 72012.