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Gary Wayne Lea, age 57,

Gary Wayne Lea, age 57, of Cabot, Arkansas went to be with the Lord on September 25, 2022. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on June 14, 1965.

Gary is preceded in death by his mother Margorie L. Lea, a sister Julie Ann Rogers and a niece Kelly Renee Suntkin.

Gary enjoyed fishing and playing disc golf. He also loved to make balsawood models. Gary loved animals, especially his dog Little Britches. He worked for Jenkins Enterprises and considered them his second family.

Gary leaves behind his brothers; Tracey Allen-Lea, and James Richard Cramer; Sister, Kathryn Burris (David Alexander Burris III); nieces and nephews David Alexander Burris IV, Jessica Lea Ezell (Austin Tyler Ezell), Jacob Cole Raines, and a great nephew, David Alexander Burris V.

A family hosted Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 2 PM at Crosspoint Ministries Church located at 805 Hwy 64 West in Beebe, Arkansas, 72012.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. His online guestbook is available at


  • Kathy Burris Posted September 30, 2022 7:59 AM

    My heart is aching and lost beloved baby brother. You were so loved by everyone. Your goofiness, that smile and sense of humor everyone just loved. You had a heart of gold and we all felt the love you gave in return. Although you never had any children they loved you when you were around. The kids loved playing with Uncle Gary. I will truly miss hearing you call me sister girl or Kathryn Virginia as mom did when I was in trouble. That made me laugh. Life will never be the same without you here Gary. I will love and miss you everyday of my life and know that one day in a heavenly realm we will see each other again where there is no more pain or sorrow like this old world has. Abbey ( Little Britches) will be missing you play with her. She loves you so much. Catch some big fish up there sweet brother. Until we meet again. Kat

  • Kathy D Alford Posted September 30, 2022 4:26 PM

    Rest in peace Gary Lea Lea 😢💔going to miss your goofy self work won’t never be the same my heart thoughts and prayers for the Family

  • David A Burris III Posted October 2, 2022 12:52 PM

    Fly around free and enjoy the light of god up there. I love you Gary I’m missing you so much already we had a lot of great times together. I loved your goofy songs your smile your love for others, Rest in peace my brother in law. the best is yet to be. You truly had a gift for building your beautiful models. Some of them will be on display.

  • Dala Norton (Hill) Posted October 2, 2022 4:48 PM

    Even though it is sad you are gone from this world. We all know you are in a better place. I know you are flying high and strong with Julie.

  • James Cramer Posted October 3, 2022 9:08 AM

    Rip bro. Till we meet again

  • Debra oliver Posted October 5, 2022 6:25 AM

    Fly high my sweet friend. I’ll truly miss you . You were the sweetest and goofiest friend. I’ll miss teasing you and you saying Debra ann stop. Rest in peace and love my friend.

  • David Kertz Posted October 6, 2022 8:14 PM

    Gary my old friend I miss you so. You’ve been a fixture in my family’s lives for many a year. My daughter still talks about you reading to her with a different voice for each character (Stone Soup) Bringing joy in true Gary Lea fashion.
    You’ve been a true friend since the day we met a half a lifetime ago and I know we’ll meet again. Till I see you on the other side.
    Fly High my old friend
    I Love Ya Brother

  • David burris IV Posted October 6, 2022 9:56 PM

    Well uncle Gary I never thought this day would come so soon and things will never be the same here or at Jenkins . They have me doing what you were doing now and I think you would be proud me ! I will always have so many memories of all the good times we had . I will always miss you uncle Gary you have always been more than an uncle , more like a brother and my best friend I ever had . I love you uncle Gary I hope heaven is everything you always dreamed and more . You never be far from our hearts and minds . I hope when I get there we can throw a couple rounds in the sky

  • Sheila Hill Posted October 8, 2022 9:29 AM

    Gary when I hear your name I go back an think when we were all kids you Tracey an Julia an my self an y’all used to Frisbee with my melta dishes an hit me in the eye. An you I use to get out there with the farm animals an mak dirty roads an play all day. Rest in peace until we meet again

    Ps. Tell my friend Julia I said hello
    Until lee meet again

  • Lisa Kertz Posted October 22, 2022 6:43 AM

    A beautiful person with a beautiful soul. You’ll be missed.

  • Kathryn Burris Posted February 7, 2023 3:44 PM

    Going on Five months now and my heart still aches to hear you say I love you sister and kiss my cheek. Think of you everyday little brother and miss you so much.

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