OBITUARY

Gary Wayne Horwood

January 27, 1963October 16, 2020
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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.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 23, 2020

  • Interment

    Friday, October 23, 2020

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Marie Pimperl

October 26, 2020

To the Horwood Family:
Blount & Curry Funeral Home at Garden of Memories extends its heartfelt condolences. Our sympathy and thoughts are with you.
Sincerely,
Marie Pimperl,
Director of First Impressions

Michael Nipper

October 22, 2020

I have known Gary for several years, primarily through TTRA. He was always in a good mood, never had a bad word about anyone. And while Gary had long experience and knowledge about all things rocketry, he never looked down on those with less experience. He was always willing to share his knowledge, and he made a point to encourage young people at the field. Gary was an all-around good guy, and he will be sorely missed by all. My condolences to the family and friends he leaves behind.

Joe Striker

October 22, 2020

Miss you Bro!

Stephen Simon

October 22, 2020

Gary and I were good friends and coworkers at the City of Tampa’s Wastewater Treatment Plant for several years. He was also a loyal Union Member who’s contributions to the labor movement haven’t gone unnoticed. My condolences and prayers I send out to his family and friends. You will truly be missed. Rest In Peace my brother.

Leo Mills

October 21, 2020

My condolences and prayers to the family.
I've only known Gary since 2017 when I first joined TTRA. He gave me advice and help numerous times at TTRA launches. I'll always appreciate that and I'll miss him greatly. Godspeed Gary.

Jay Hartfield

October 21, 2020

LeeAnn,
Sending you, your girls & your family my sympathies. During this time I wish you comfort and reflection in memories of Gary.
❤️
Jay Hartfield

Mark BARLETTA

October 20, 2020

Melanie Flowers

October 20, 2020

Bear and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

Mark Barletta

October 20, 2020

Gary was a great guy. I've known him since 2013 when I joined the club. He always helped me out and was a good friend. He was really understanding when I lost my wife in 2016. Truly a really great guy. I will miss him greatly. Rest in peace.

Murray Buck

October 20, 2020

RIP my oldest friend and neighbor, many memories and thoughts of our childhood adventures and escapades. Love, prayers and thoughts for all the family..
Murray

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