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Garry Wayne Torrence, age 61

Garry Wayne Torrence, 61, of Little Rock passed away on October 17, 2020.  He was born in McNeil, Arkansas on May 16, 1959 to Artis and Doris (Lockhart) Torrence.

He was an artist and enjoyed poetry.  He also enjoyed basketball, martial arts and construction.

He is preceded in death by his father, Artis Torrence and a brother James Torrence.

Garry leaves behind his children Garry W. Torrence, II of Houston, Texas, Amber Stewart (Marcus) of Little Rock, Arkansas, Chasity Torrence, Phileep Torrence, both of Louisiana and Garrison Torrence of Little Rock, Arkansas; care partner Carolyn Berry-Torrence; 21 grandchildren; his mother Doris (Lockhart) Torrence of McNeil, Arkansas; his siblings Bill Torrence of California, Betty Torrence of Arkansas, Roger Torrence of California and Ricky Torrence (Barbara) of Louisiana; the children he raised Jasmine McDonald, Lee McDonald, Christopher McDonald and Edward McDonald; many extended family and friends.

In light of the current health concerns, Garry’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend the service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, attendance will be regulated in accordance to Arkansas guidelines, all guests in attendance will be required wear masks/facial coverings and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Visitation will be on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 10:30 until 12:00 PM at A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.


  • Patricia Green Posted October 21, 2020 10:20 AM

    Im so sorry for your loss

    • Carolyn Posted October 22, 2020 6:38 AM

      Thanks Pat, love you.

  • Howard J Berry Posted October 21, 2020 7:10 PM

    As a part of the Mc Neil School and the Macedonia Baptist Church Community, I have always had the highest respect for the Artis and Doris Torrence family. We cherish our precious memories of Garry Wayne Torrence which will bring us both peace and joy. Garry’s advice to us all would be to keep Jesus the center of our lives in everything that we say and do. I’m in submissive prayer for family and friends.

  • Shirley Dismuke Posted October 21, 2020 8:27 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

  • Linda Grigsby-Murray Posted October 21, 2020 9:32 PM

    My sympathy to the family and friends. I was born and raised in the Macadonia community and graduated from McNeil Schools in the same class as James.and I remember Garry as a young child. I pray for the comfort of the family..

  • Dennis Williams Posted October 22, 2020 1:26 AM

    Cousins, you and GMan are in my prayers to God. He will see you all through. Holy Spirit will comfort you all.

  • Mae Curry Posted October 22, 2020 6:03 AM

    I’m so sorry for your last. May God bless you, for we are all Gods children, and we all have this appointment to keep. I love you guys ❤️

  • Rosie Carter Posted October 23, 2020 1:02 AM

    My deepest sympathy , may Garry Rest In Peace .

  • Dwaine and Alvelma Irby Posted October 23, 2020 11:08 AM

    We were so sorry to hear of cousin Garry’s passing. Our condolences and prayers to his family. May God continue to bless each and everyone of you. Love yall.

  • Myrtle Cross and family Posted October 23, 2020 4:07 PM

    Sending heartfelt condolences and prayers.

  • Bill Torrence Posted October 23, 2020 5:55 PM

    You are born into this world and if you are fortunate you live a bit before you are no longer here. Many say that the end comes too soon when in reality it never comes before the end of a contract!
    To Garry, I say until we meet again; Bon Voyage, I love and will miss you and to everyone else I bid you PEACE!

  • Mary Joseph Posted October 23, 2020 11:00 PM

    My prayers for my Torrence Family. We love you all.

  • Esther Murray Posted October 25, 2020 3:38 PM

    Praying for God’s embrace, and peace for the family! To be absence from the body, is to be presence with the Lord.

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