Gary Southerland, 68, of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.
Mr. Southerland was a proud IU Hoosier graduate. He was married to his bride and love of his life, Tamra, for 41 years. Mr. Southerland worked as a Westfield firefighter for 34 years and served as Fire Chief for 1 year. Mr. Southerland taught us many things including that real tractors are red and to always have a sense of humor. He taught us that it’s a fun prank to put fake ‘For Sale’ signs in your friends’ yards, and that everything is better done while whistling. More importantly, he taught us to love Jesus and that genuine love for and relationships with people are what we need to value.
His family wishes to thank Dr. Eric Marcotte and his entire staff along with Dr. Milton.
Survivors include his wife, Tamra Southerland; son, Nick (Nicole) Southerland; son, Josh (Christie) Southerland; daughter, Brooke Southerland; brother, Brian Southerland, and five granddaughters.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 at Restoration Church, 772 North 10th Street in Noblesville. Family and friends may pay their respects from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will follow at Little Eagle Creek Cemetery in Westfield. His care has been entrusted to Randall & Roberts Funeral Homes.
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