David Cary 75, of Jayess, passed away Sept. 27, 2022, at Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg. David was born Nov. 15, 1946, in Newark, N.J., to Raymond and Mary Annette Lackey Cary.
A funeral service was held Oct. 1 at New Hope Baptist Church in Monticello, with graveside services following in the church cemetery. Bro. Kevin Crozier officiated, with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
David served his country in the United States Air Force. He retired from Georgia-Pacific as an instrument and electronic technician after 43 years. David loved spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, reading books, music, and practicing martial arts. David was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Monticello, where he served as a deacon. David especially loved spending time with his family and grandchildren.
David is survived by his wife of 13 years, Stephanie Cary, of Jayess; sons, Scott Cary (Rhonda), of Petal; Todd Cary (Anastasia), of Tupelo; stepsons, Jeffrey and Jakki Varnado (Amy), of Hattiesburg; grandchildren, Nicholas, Joshua, Tanner, Walker, Kiersten, Landry, Leif, Bode, and Quin; brothers, Raymond, Alan, and Paul Cary; and sister, Christine Bolling.
David was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Judy Squirrel.