Gary Alvis Leslie

Published 11:50 pm Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Gary Alvis Leslie passed away Friday, July 26, 2013, at LSU Bogalusa Medical Center at the age of 66. Born July 20, 1947, he was a native of Bogalusa and a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church in Varnado.                                    

He is survived by his loving wife, Sarah Jones Leslie of Bogalusa; one son, Gary Ryan Leslie of Bogalusa; two daughters, Joy Valentine (Jimbo) Stevenson of Bogalusa and Kimberly Hope (Dale) Wicker of Covington; one brother, Tim (Rita) Leslie of Bogalusa; two sisters, Josie Cecil Hartzog of Angie and Margarette Galloway of Bogalusa; five grandchildren, Chase Kinley, James Stevenson III, Lauren Wicker, Jackson Wicker and Gage Leslie; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.                                                    

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil Floyd and Mildred Lavane Doan Leslie; four brothers, William Leslie, Charles Leslie, Cecil Leslie and Richard Leslie: and sisters, Freda Miller, Laura Lee Cobb and Baby Lavane.                    

Memorial services were held Sunday, July 28 in the chapel of Brown-McGehee Funeral Home from 10 a.m. until time for services at 2 p.m., with the Rev Lynn Martin and the Rev. Mike Thomas officiating.

He was dearly loved by his wife and children and will be greatly missed.              

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.