Gary D. Demaree

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. – Gary D. Demaree, 67, of Ocean Springs, Miss., was called to heaven at 6:20 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at Ocean Springs Hospital, Ocean Springs, surrounded by his loving family.

Born Dec. 4, 1946, in Hattiesburg, Miss., he was the son of the late L. Frank and Ellen Estelle (McLemore) Demaree.

Gary was a graduate of Kishacoquillas High School, in Reedsville. He served in the U.S Army from 1966 to 1968, with a tour in Vietnam, where he was awarded two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. He was a captain with the Ocean Springs Police Department, with 35 years of service, retiring in 2007.

He is survived by: his wife, Linda (Mobley) Demaree; children, Angela Goss and husband, Don, of Vancleave, Miss., Gary Demaree, of Yeagertown, and their mother, Judy (Kauffman) Patterson, of Reedsville; stepsons, Steve Darnell and wife, Theresa, of Helena, Miss., and Robert Darnell and wife, Tammy, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; brother, Phillip Demaree, of Petal, Miss.; and two stepgrandchildren.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at the Biloxi National Cemetery.

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