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Gary Leslie “Bear” Collette, formerly of Bean Station, was born September 27, 1944, and at the age of 74, departed this life following a lengthy illness on September 2, 2019. He was a resident of Laurelbrook Nursing Home in Dayton, TN.
Gary was preceded in death by his father and mother Leslie and Nellie Collette. He is survived by a son Leslie Gary Collette, and daughter Cindy Woody, both of Bean Station; two sisters Jackie Moore of Morristown, TN, and Pam Casto of Lubbock, TX; and friends Bill and Mary Douglas of Mooresburg.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Harrell Cemetery near German Creek. Gale “Chubb” Perry and Bro Bill Douglas will officiate the service.
Services entrusted to Smith-Reagan Funeral Home of Rutledge, www.smithreaganfuneralhome.com.