Gary Leslie Collette

September 27, 1944 ~ September 2, 2019 (age 74)


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,

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Graveside Service
September 5, 2019

11:00 AM
Harrell Cemetery
Lakeshore Dr near German Creek Bridge
Bean Station, TN 37708

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