Gary Lee Monk

October 21, 1952August 8, 2019

Gary Lee Monk, age 66, of Midfield, Alabama passed away on Thursday August 8, 2019. Gary was born October 21, 1952. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Monk; brothers, Don Monk and Wesley Monk. He is survived by his loving sisters, Mary Jo Goethe, Sylvia Cox and Faye Cox and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Gary was a fun loving person who enjoyed spending time with his family and his dogs. He retired from the Social Security Administration after many years of service. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. The family would like to express their gratitude to Gary's caretakers Sabon, Rhonda, William and Corey.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Johns-Ridout's Mortuary-Elmwood Chapel Funeral Home, 800 Dennison Ave S.W., Birmingham, AL 35211, with a celebration of Gary's life following at 2:00 PM. Reverend Kenneth Mann officiating. Burial at Oakland Cemetery, 1300 Warrior Rd, Birmingham, Alabama 35218-3249.

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  • Visitation Saturday, August 10, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 10, 2019


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Robin Penland

August 13, 2019

To The Gary Lee Monk Family,

I am deeply saddened to hear of Monk's passing. I knew Monk in the 70's by association with my 1st cousins, Stephen & Chris Watts of Pelham Al. Monk was always a gentleman, impeccable manners, and a very loyal friend to many with a big big smile.
What a great guy!
My condolences to the family.
Robin Penland Barrick
"Hickory Knoll Valley"

Cathy & Jimi EVERETTE

August 10, 2019

We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. After moving to Alabama in 1982, meeting Gary and becoming dear friends with him was the best thing that happened to us upon moving here. We later met (most) of his family and became friends with them as well; also a blessing. Gary was so laid back, most of the time, and always funny and a pleasure to be around. We will miss him sorely, as we're sure his friends and family will. It was such a pleasure to know him, work with him and just to be around him. Gary was blessed with loving sisters; take care of one another. We lost a huge part of our (Alabama) family.

Take care of yourselves and each other. May God bless you all.

We love y'all.

Debra Pendleton

August 9, 2019

My sweet sweet friend. You will always be in my heart.