Gary Wayne Rascoe
July 11, 1962 – April 28, 2021
Gary Wayne Rascoe, 58, was born July 11, 1962 and passed away on April 28, 2021. Gary was raised in Cut n' Shoot, Texas and graduated from Conroe High School in 1980 where he played on the mighty 1979-1980 Conroe High School Tiger Football team. He went on to continue his education at Sam Houston State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. While at SHSU, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the beau of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. A special Alpha Chi Omega caught his eye, and that budding romance blossomed into the greatest love of his life, his 35-year marriage to "TK".
Gary was a jack-of-all-trades, but his longest career was with Honeywell where he retired after 20+ years of dedicated work. His other notable careers included working for Continental Airlines, the United States Postal Service, and substitute teaching with special needs students.
Gary had many passions in life including hunting, fishing, boating on Lake Conroe, listening to music, watching TWHS softball, playing with his grandkids, and collecting baseball caps of every university attended by his girls: University of Houston, Sam Houston State University, and most recently Texas A&M University. He was an avid volunteer coach for many of his daughter's sports teams, from t-ball all the way to unofficial sideline coach for TWHS softball.
The most special attribute of Gary was his belief that he would never leave a friend in need, trouble, or stuck in the mud - literally. He was the best friend a man could have; he always had your back. At his home, you used the back door. His favorite song is "Find out Who Your Friend's Are" by Tracey Lawrence - a true testament to Gary’s core principle in life. We will remember that man.
Gary had many nicknames including, Diddy (Southern way of Daddy), Big G, Burger, G, Gary Wayne, Roscoe P Coltrane, Big Cat, main man, and most proudly Paw-Paw.
He is preceded in death by his father, James Paul Rascoe.
He is survived by his mother, Annette Rascoe Miller and her husband Dan Miller; wife, Terrie Barrett Rascoe; daughters, Sidney and her husband Jonathan Vance, Randi Rascoe and her fiancé Kristi Thornton, and Shelbie Rascoe; grandchildren, Harper Vance, Hazel Vance, and Cannon 'Little Man' Vance; sisters, Cynthia and her husband Carl Norum, and Paula and her husband Dennis Day.
Gary is also survived by many Aunts, Uncles, in-laws, cousins, nieces, nephews, and an abundance of friends that span decades and communities far and wide.
Gary's family would like to send love and thank all those who loved him as much as they did.
Visitation will be held on Friday, May 7, 2021 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Cashner Funeral Home in Conroe, Texas. The funeral service will be on Saturday, May 8, 2021 beginning at 10:00am at Cashner Funeral Home. A graveside service will immediately follow the funeral in Garden Park Cemetery. Everyone is invited to a reception following the services at Mitchel Intermediate School 6800 Alden Bridge Dr. The Woodlands, Texas 77382.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to The American Cancer Society https://donate3.cancer.org Or to The Woodlands High School Softball Program.
- Terrie Barrett Rascoe, Loving Wife
- Sidney Vance and her husband Jonathan, Daughter and Son-in-law
- Randi Rascoe and her fiancé Kristi Thornton, Daughter and Fiance'
- Shelbie Rascoe, Daughter
- Annette Rascoe Miller and her husband Dan, Mother and Husband
- Harper Vance, Grandchild
- Hazel Vance, Grandchild
- Cannon 'Little Man' Vance, Grandchild
- Cynthia Norum and husband Carl, Sister and Brother-in-law
- Paula Day and husband Dennis, Sister and Brother-in-law
- James Paul Rascoe, Father (deceased)
- Robert Barrera
- Mark Barrett
- Joe Hutchinson
- Dale North
- Dennis North
- Dwayne Rushing
- Robert Lee Simonton
- Jonathan Vance
- Jeff Hersperger, Honorary
- Mike London, Honorary
- Mike Maddocx, Honorary
- Randy Bass, Honorary
- Benjamin Johnson, Honorary
Friday, May 7, 2021
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Gary Wayne Rascoe
May 5, 2021
I met Gary during the summer of 1977. We rode dirt bikes together all around Cut n Shoot were we were raised. He was a jock, and played football in high school for the Conroe Tigers, back when nobody wanted to face the Tigers. We went to Sam Houston State where he graduated, and I dropped out. We hunted and fished all around east Texas in the 80s and 90s. We hunted on ranches in Weimar, the hill country, west Texas, and northwest Arkansas from the late 90s to 2020. We worked together at Continental Airlines and Honeywell Aerospace for over 30 years. We have watched each others kids grow up, and our families have hung out together since college . For 44 years I have had Gary to confide in , and although he was very opinionated, he never gave me bad advice. I could always count on him for anything and that's what I will miss the most. We spent a lot of time fishing on Lake Conroe in the last few years. Gary had a great passion for the outdoors and sports. He loved watching high school sports, especially when his Daughters were playing. He and Terrie raised three wonderful daughters, and he was very proud of them. He also loved spending time with his grandkids. Gary will be greatly missed by all of us who knew and loved him. Rest in peace old friend, I will see you again one day!
Mickey (Helen) Miller-Piskura
May 5, 2021
I am so glad I got to meet your mom and her siblings when i did. just so sorry. you are all in my thoughts and prayers. to help you get through this awful time. love you all Mickey
May 4, 2021
My Dad Wendell and Gary were great friends in High School, I have heard stories about them my whole life.... Sending prayers to the family during this difficult time.
May 3, 2021
My heart is filled with sadness upon hearing this news tonight. I haven’t seen Gary since high school but he made an impact on my life that I never forgot. He had a great heart, fierce determination, respect from those that knew him and a kindness toward those he called friend. He was larger than life. Pushed me to do right and make a difference. He had my back through thick or thin. He was always just a phone call away and made sure I knew it. He helped me many times navigate tough situations and I never forgot his kindness and friendship. You will never be forgotten Gary. All my Prayers to his family.
May 3, 2021
I was truly saddened to hear of Gary’s death.
I did not know Gary that well. He was my brother-in law’s best friend.
I also live in Dallas.
When I would visit my sister Sarah and her husband Mike Maddock, Gary would often stop by to visit. We shared lots of stories and laughs until late at night.
When Gary got cancer, I was so sad.
I had never met anyone that survived cancer as long as Gary.. I know he loved his family more than anything in the world.
Rest In Peace Gary..... you will
Be missed by all who knew you.
May 3, 2021
One of my many admirations for my Sister Friend, Terrie Rascoe, was her love for her Gary Wayne. I told her once that what I admired most about her relationship with Gary was that she never uttered any criticisms about Gary. She talked about him with love in her voice . She related their love very early in their lives and how much she loved him! She giggled with delight at some of the antics he would pull. There were also some hilarious episodes sprinkled in about his hunting trips with his buddies. A couple of weeks ago, I promised Gary I would bake a peach cobbler for him which I found out years ago he liked really well. I will keep that promise in your honor, Gary, and celebrate with Terrie one day soon this summer. God bless you!
May 2, 2021
I still remember the first time I met Gary. Terrie introduced him to me soon after they started dating. He towered over me, so I turned to Terrie and said "Big guy." And he was a big guy with a big heart.
May 1, 2021
I’m not sure where to begin. I could tell stories of hunting in Bandera when the guy walked up on me and Gary said you might have to shoot him, he’s crazy, or maybe the time he helped me move and got the bright idea of taking the sleeper over the balcony of my 2nd floor apartment and I asked him why am I anchor at 175lb and I got that signature grin! Or maybe countless nights around the campfire in Weimar just talking softball. I remember sitting around the campfire when Louis Gonzales hit the game winning single to put the Arizona Diamonds World Series champions over the Yankees( he called it by the way) . What I would give to hear “ what’s happening JP” one more time. I remember walking back to his station at Honeywell when he found out “T” was pregnant with Shelbie and my wife had just found out as well. He nicknamed my son Cory and we still call him “ Booger” to this day. I could go on and on but really all I’m saying is I’m gonna really miss that big guy. He was a mans man and a friend till the end. I’m a better person fir knowing him and I’ll always cherish our time together. Love ya Big G!
May 1, 2021
I have known and loved you for nearly 40 years. I respect you so much for your devotion to T, the big girls, and the babies. It would be hard to find another man more proud of his family. Whatever was going on in their lives, you were their biggest supporter and T their biggest cheerleader. You and T raised those girls to be strong and confident. You will be missed tremendously but we know you’ll be watching over them guiding the babies as they make their way in life. You’ll be proud of Sid as she is the protector being the oldest. We know you’ll still be whispering plays in Randi’s ear as she coaches. Shelbie’s going to take your strength and try to run the world! T will be smothered by all of us who couldn’t live without her. You rest now knowing your girls will be taken care of. I will miss your big bear hugs and your ability to make anyone feel just a little more confident from your humorous side, inside (dirty) jokes, and sincere enjoyment being with that person. You have left your mark and it is a strong one. Love you, Gary Wayne!