Gary Hornbuckle

March 29, 1940 ~ August 16, 2021 (age 81)


Gary Wayne Hornbuckle, 81 passed away at his home on August 16, 2021.
Gary was born in Bell Gardens, California on March 29, 1940 to Guy and Odessa Hornbuckle.
He and his sister helped each other through life and neither of them had it easy.
Throughout his life he worked for many people and did all kinds of construction jobs. He and his siblings worked hard for what they had. He started his own business that was called Hornbuckle and Son’s Construction.
Through five marriages Gary didn’t have any children besides with his last wife Betty Hornbuckle. Betty and Gary went on to have a twenty five year marriage and conceived six children together. Candice, Allen, Nevada, Gary, Megan, and Michael were their names. From there they both raised us kids and were selfless to give us kids everything we needed to survive.
Gary lived a very full life. He saved a lot of people from going down wrong roads in life. Just helped. Every time needed for whoever needed it, He went without so we could have.
Here is a poem that is fitting for this engagement! It’s called “The Broken Chain”. We little knew that morning God was going to all your name, In life we loved you dearly, and in death we do the same, it broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you your always our guide, and though we cannot see you your always be our sides, our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same. But as God calls us on by one, the chain will link again.
Tell mom we love her and say hello to God for us. We are right behind you Dad, we love you forever!
Gary’s famous words were “It is what it is”. God love him.
Gary is proceeded in death by his parents Guy and Odessa Hornbuckle, his wife Betty Hornbuckle and son Gary JR who passed of SIDS.
He is survived by his children Candice (Chad) Vergeront and their children Camryn, Colton, and Cody. Allen and his children Harper and Penelope. Nevada and his child Vail, Michael and his child Serenity and Megan Hornbuckle.
An open house celebration of life will be held on Saturday August 28th from 1-3 PM at Columbia Mortuary. Columbia Mortuary in Columbia Falls is caring for the family.

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