After a lengthy illness, Gary Bruce Outlaw, 73, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 19, 2020. He was born on September 29, 1946 in Crossett, Arkansas to the late B.C. and Florence Outlaw.
Gary received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Arkansas A&M College in 1968. He was a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from July 1968 through July 1972. Following his honorable discharge from Air Force, Gary began his professional career in Accounting as the Divisional Accounts Payable Supervisor at Burlington Industries. He later served as an Accountant and Data Processing Manager at MonArk Boat Company; Controller and Vice President of Finance at National Filtration Corporation; President and Chief Financial Officer at Pascale Industries, Inc.; Director of Finance at National Wire Fabric Company and Consultant for Barnes Companies.
Gary was a longstanding member and Deacon of Pauline Baptist Church where he served in numerous capacities including as a Sunday School teacher and Missions Treasurer. He enjoyed spending time at the deer camp with his extended family and gathering with his friends, the “Sunday night crew.” Gary received the most joy from spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren whether on the back porch or on the beach. Those who knew him well know his grandchildren were the apple of his eye.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Linda Harden Outlaw of Monticello; son, Greg Outlaw (Amanda) of Bryant and daughter; Amy Sanders (Kent) of Alexander; four precious grandchildren, Grayson Outlaw, Blake Outlaw, Ava Sanders and Jack Sanders; and one sister, Martha Jo Lancaster of Crossett.
Gary’s funeral services will be held Saturday, August 22, at 10 a.m. at Pauline Baptist Church, 909 N. Hyatt Street in Monticello. Visitation will be Friday, August 21, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home Chapel, 943 N. Hwy 425, in Monticello. Burial with military honors will follow the funeral service in Oakland Cemetery on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to Pauline Baptist Church or the UAMS Myeloma Institute.
The family would like to issue a special “thank you” to the staff of the UAMS Myeloma Institute as well as Dr. Kevin Heifner and the nurses at Fresenius Medical Care in Little Rock.