Gary Ralph

April 25, 1955 - March 25, 2020

Gary Gotcher, age 64, of Killen, passed away March 25, 2020, after a 10-month battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Clara Davis Gotcher.

Survivors include his loving wife Belinda Mayhall Gotcher; daughter, Jennifer Powell; grandchildren, Grace, Sutton and Ellison Powell; sister, Angela Gotcher Holt (Gary); brother, David Case (Stella) of Knoxville, TN, special nieces, Jennifer Holt Zsohar (Jeffrey) of Dallas, TX, Jamie Lynn Holt Modas (Steve, Jr.) and numerous extended relatives.

Gary recently retired from Lewis Electric after 42 years of service. He was an active member of Faith Church. He was an avid sports fan, and especially loved the Crimson Tide and Atlanta Braves.

Due to the limitation of group sizes currently in place, the family will receive friends in small groups at Spry-Williams Funeral Home on Friday evening, March 27, from 5:00 โ€“ 7:00 p.m. A private funeral service will be held Saturday, March 28, at the funeral home with Pastor Ronnie Pogue officiating. Burial will follow at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens.

The family would like to express their appreciation to Kindred Hospice and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center for their loving care.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, TN, to support cancer research.


March 27, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Spry-Williams Funeral Home -- Service and burial are private.


Spry Williams Funeral Home, Helton Drive, Florence, AL, USA

March 27, 2020 5:00 pm

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16 Comments on “Gary Ralph Gotcher”

  1. Gary was such a special man and we are so thankful to have counted him as our friend. He will be greatly missed. Belinda, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you dearly.

    Jeff and Angie Laughlin

  2. I went to school with Gary for several years and I am so very sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained a jewel. Prayers for you all.

  3. Belinda and family, So very sorry to hear about Gary. He was such a nice person to be around. We enjoyed watching Alabama games with him at Lyda Maes. If we can do anything for you please let us know.

  4. Belinda and Jennifer and family, Judy and I love you and pray for you and Jennifer and all the family. Gary was a good friend and a great guy.

  5. Belinda & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Gary was such a good guy and so much fun…just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts

  6. We are so sorry to hear of Garyโ€™s passing. Your sweet family is in our prayers. Gary is healed now and some day we will al be reunited with him in heaven. I trust that gives you peace. Love, Sammy & Rose Hale.

  7. The Sanders Family (Johnny, Marilyn and Greg) from Gary’s childhood home on Baker Drive in Florence are sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. May fond memories of Gary’s life help his family through this sad and difficult transition.

  8. Belinda, Jennifer, and family,
    My daughter Katharine Hauer Spickard sent this to me. Jim, Gary, you, and I had some good times in Florence together and having dinner. Jim and I loved Gary so much. Jim must be telling him some heavenly jokes.!!! (14 years) Our ๐Ÿ™ s and ๐Ÿ’•. I am living in Athens, Al.
    now and retired in 2018 for 3rd time. Mary died Feb. 3, 2020: she loved Gary from dental office of Dr. James F. Thompson. Sincerely, Martha Byrd Hauer. I really miss you…..๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘‹โ˜ฎ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ข

    I am ordering you a wonderful, daily devotional book that has always helped me but need an address to forward it.

    1. Hi Martha! This is Jennifer. We are just seeing this. Mom would love to speak to you!!!! Her number is 256-366-5552. So wonderful to hear from you. โค๏ธ

  9. Worked with Gary for 5 years. Played a little golf & pool together. Gary was a caring person with a big heart. I am blessed to have had him as my friend.

  10. Belinda and Angela. Sadly circumstances do not allow Stella and I to be with you in person, but we are with you in our minds and in our hearts. Not only today but in the days to come. We look forward to the day when we may join you, along with Gary’s kith and kin, in a day of remembrance, tears, and smiles, as we share our stories of Gary, and how he touched our lives.

  11. First knew Gary in the 3rd grade Gilbert School. Gary was a very kind and gentle guy. He sat across the isle from me in Mrs. Well’s class so I was around him a lot and I will always remember the kindness in his eyes especially when he would grin and laugh at my silliness. Gary was absolutely an inspiration and we will miss him greatly. Last saw him at Killen Farmer’s Market and had no idea he was battling a health issue. What a guy….sorry to hear of his passing.

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