It is with great sadness that the family of Gary Wayne Horwood announces his passing at the age 57 on October 16, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. Gary was a life-long resident of Tampa. He was preceded in death by his mother, Mildred L. Horwood and his father-in-law, Richard R. Thompson. He is survived by his wife of 36 years LeeAnn; his daughters: Kara and Katie (Mike) Alexander; his father, John; his siblings: Donna, Susie (Ray) Soza, Glenda (Andrew) Mendello, and David; his mother-in-law Delores Thompson; his siblings-in-law: Robert (Toni) Thompson, Deborah (Kenneth) Payne, Nicole James, and Richard (April) Thompson; and his many nieces and nephews. Gary was a long-time member of Tripoli Tampa Rocketry Association and an avid saltwater fisherman. Funeral service will take place on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 1:00pm at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4207 E Lake Avenue, Tampa, Florida . The Family will receive friends one hour prior to service. Interment will follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park.