Gary Southard

Oct 10th 10:00 am - 10:00 am
US Army
Vietnam War Veteran
MRC - Ken Hammock



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Military Veteran 

Military Branch 

United States Army 

Military Service 

Served 3 years in US Army. Specialist 5 upon discharge and was a Materials Control & Accounting Specialist. Served 1 year in Vietnam and earned the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, 2 O/S Bars and Marksman with an M14. 


Vietnam War (1962 - 1975)

Mission Segments 

Funeral Service & Procession, Interment Service 


Link to Obituary 

Obituary Text 

Gary was born August 26, 1946 in Shamrock, TX to Archie Dean and Ruby Southard. He grew up in Shamrock and enlisted into the Army where he served his country honorably in the Vietnam War for three years.

Upon retiring from the Army, Gary moved to San Angelo, TX where he met the love of his life, Patty, while working as a finance manager at Mustang Chevrolet. Gary and Patty moved to Abilene after a short time in San Angelo where they continued growing their family.

Gary loved his family well. He always wanted to make people smile. He was loved deeply by everyone he impacted. The family moved to Flower Mound in 1982 where Gary continued to work in the car business. Later, he became a Realtor until 2001.

Gary was a member of the Lions Club, Captain Hope’s Kids, and a faithful member of his church family, Garden Ridge church of Christ for 35+ years. Gary became a member of The Gideons International and served the community by helping spread God’s Word to the Denton County area.

Gary passed away on October 2, 2019 at his home with family surrounding him. As he looked up into the heavens he gazed into his bride’s eyes one last time and took his final breath.

Gary Southard is survived by his wife Patty Southard of Flower Mound, his daughter Genea Warren, her husband Trent, his two sons Brent Southard, his wife Stephanie and Blake Southard, his wife Christina, nine grandchildren: Addison Laurence, Adeline Warren, Cameron Laurence, Kaden Southard, Briley Southard, Kenzie Southard, Peyton Southard, Bryson Southard and Scarlett Southard, his sister Debbie DeLoach, her husband Michael.

Gary was preceded in death by his father Archie Dean Southard, his mother Ruby Shelton, his sister Deana Rainey Henderson, nephew Steve Rainey and best friend Dr. Conrad M. Garcia.

Viewing will be held at Mulkey-Mason Funeral home Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 6:00-8:00pm. A celebration of life will be held at Garden Ridge church of Christ in Lewisville, TX on Thursday October 10, 2019 at 11:00am. Burial will be held at Dallas/Ft. Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, TX at 2:00pm following memorial service. 

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Ken Hammock

(918) 289-4749 

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Mike Moore

(817) 228-3240 



Part 1



Funeral Service 

Mission Date 


Staging Time 


Briefing Time


In Position/KSU Time


Starting Time 


Staging Point 

Garden Ridge Church of Christ 

Staging Address 

102 N. Garden Ridge Blvd.

Lewisville, TX 75067 

Map Link 

Link to Map 


33.043407, -97.036811 

Part 1 Details 

PGR will stage at the church for the funeral, where a flag line will have been established. Following the mission briefing, we will stand tall and silent as we await the arrival of family and friends. Once the service starts, and at the direction of the MRC, flags will be returned to the support vehicle, furled and stowed. Riders participating in the procession will remain at the church for a safety briefing and positioning for the trip to DFW National Cemetery. All other PGR may proceed to the National Cemetery at their discretion for the interment service. 


Escort Provided 


Yes Ray Franco 



Part 2


Part 2 Segment 

Interment Service 

Part 2 Date 


Part 2 Staging Time 


Part 2 Briefing Time


Part 2 In Position/KSU Time


Part 2 Starting Time 


Part 2 Time(s) Estimated


Part 2 Staging Point

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

Part 2 Staging Address 

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy

Dallas, TX 75211 

Part 2 Map Link 

Link to Map

Part 2 Details 

Riders will stage at the visitor center for a briefing. Honor Bikes will be selected (if needed) and all others will proceed to the assigned shelter to set flags and await the procession. Riders will stand tall and silent as the procession of family and friends accompany Mr. Southard to the shelter for the committal service. At the conclusion of the service, and at the direction of the MRC, flags will be returned to the storage locker. After the post-mission briefing, riders will be dismissed. 

Part 2 Support 

Water Only Sue James



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