Gary Herslee Gossett

October 8, 1961July 2, 2018
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Gary Herslee Gossett, 56, of Abilene, passed away on Monday July 2, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11am on Saturday July 7, 2018 in the Elliott-Hamil Chapel of Memories, located at 542 Hickory St. with burial to follow in Hamby Cemetery. Robert Krackenfels, John Snyder, Billy (Punky) Anders, Danny Beasley, Randy Etheridge and Randy Craig will be serving as pallbearers. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 6 to 8pm on Friday evening at the funeral home. Gary was born on October 8, 1961 in Abilene. He grew up in Hamby, going to school at Albany. He played football in high school making the Who's Who in Texas Football. He also played baseball & softball many years and was even accepted to the Texas Rangers Tryout Team. Gary's love was being a truck driver. He had many dear friends he considered family along the highways, most of them knowing him as "Whiskey Kid". He married his wife, Lesa, on July 19, 2013 in Taos, New Mexico. There was no other like Gary, he had the biggest heart. He loved his family and friends very much, and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Gary was preceded in death by his father, Bobby Dean Gossett. Leaving behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Lesa Gossett of Abilene; mother, Darlyne Gossett of Abilene; brother, Gregg Gossett and wife Claudia of Clyde; his children, Christian Clyburn and husband Tim of Merkel; Kaycee Jones and husband Tyler of Anson; and Carley James Gossett of Anson; stepchildren, Belinda Southall and husband Dan of Abilene, and Randy Harris of Moran, five grandchildren, Tucker, Kaeden, Carson, Kinlee and Hudson; one aunt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many, many dear friends. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or the local ASPCA. You may view and sign the guestbook at


  • Bobby Dean Gossett, Father
  • Darlyne Gossett, Mother
  • Lesa Gossett, Wife
  • Gregg Gossett and wife Claudia, Brother
  • Christian Clyburn and husband Tim, Daughter
  • Kaycee Jones and husband Tyler, Daughter
  • Carley James Gossett, Son
  • Belinda Southall and husband Dan, Stepdaughter
  • Randy Harris, Stepson
  • Gary also leaves behind five grandchildren, Tucker, Kaeden, Carson, Kinlee and Hudson; one aunt; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and many, many dear friends.


  • Visitation Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 7, 2018

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Kenneth Webb

July 6, 2018

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one, Gary Gossett.

Joyce Kidwell

July 6, 2018

I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Gary and my husband KK worked together at Bilbo Trucking and after KK passed away in 2004 and I had to move to a smaller home Gary gathered up a bunch of Bilbo drivers and they loaded up all the boxes I packed and furniture and moved me . I never forgot his kindness and appreciated him so much!!! Gary had a big warm heart and I know he will be missed. Maybe those two are together talking about old times!!

Rich Jumper

July 6, 2018

I felt like I got kicked right in the gut when I got the call the other day.

Gary was a heck of a guy.

I have dealt with thousands of people in my career and there was only one "Whiskey Kid" aka "Mr. Mustache" as I called him.

I will miss his random calls, where we talked about everything from trucks to motorcycles.

Lesa, Gary loved you more than he could ever express. You made him an ever better man than he was.

The world would be a much better place if we had a lot more like Ole' Gary.

You always knew where he stood on a subject.

Right or Wrong.

But when he realized he'd made a mistake, He'd apologize to you personally. And mean it.

RIP my Friend.

See ya' on the other side Brother.

Rich Jumper

Leslie Whiteside

July 6, 2018

To the family,
Please accept my condolences. The pain you feel from  losing a love one does not go unrecognized by God. The God of all comfort promise that he is with you, and he will wipe out every tear from your eye's, and that death will be something of the past one day soon.  May the God of all comfort give your family the strength needed  to endure the difficult times ahead Rev 21:3-4.

Ben Aton

July 5, 2018

On behalf of my family and the Foremost Pipeline Construction family, we wish to offer our sincerest condolences, thoughts, and prayers to Mrs. Lesa and all the family. We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Gary. May God Bless all of you.

Christian Clyburn

July 4, 2018

Christian Clyburn

July 4, 2018

Christian Clyburn

July 3, 2018

Papa G and his grandsons Tucker and Kaeden.