Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Ibert's Mortuary in Franklin for Mr. Wiley Joseph Gary, 75, a New Iberia native and longtime resident of Franklin, who passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at his residence. Pastor Katherine Brand will officiate the service. Interment will follow in the Franklin Cemetery.
Wiley was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to the camp with family and friends, as well as raising his garden and sharing the fruits of his labor. He dedicated over 30 years to working for St. Mary Parish operating heavy equipment for the drainage board and road crews.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Elaine “Erline” Romero Gary of Franklin; six children, Maxine Breaux and her husband David of Delcambre, Yvonne Marcel and her husband Robby of Morgan City, Preston Gary and his wife Sherryl of New Iberia, Francis “Peanut” Gary and his wife Felicia of Charenton, Kevin Gary and his wife Angela of Franklin, and Chris Gary and his wife Desiree’ of Marietta, Ga.; one sister, Barbara Bourque; 13 grandchildren, Ashley Wade Gary, Nina Gary, David Breaux Jr., Sean Breaux and his wife Nikita, Raven Gary, Saige Gary, Victoria Gary, Dayne Gary, Ansley Gary, Robin Marcel, Hailey Marcel, Daniel Gary and Miranda Gary; and seven great-grandchildren, Dylan Gary, K’yana Gary, Brielle Gary, Layla Breaux, Makenzie Breaux, DJ Breaux and Lucy Breaux.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ovey Gary and Eliza Delahoussaye Gary; five brothers, Minus Gary, Wilton Gary, Leroy Gary, Gabriel Bourque and Dalton Bourque; and three sisters, Irene Migues, Lily Hebert and Lelia Gary.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at Ibert's Mortuary on Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Visiting hours will continue on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of services.
Pallbearers will be Francis “Peanut” Gary, Preston Gary, Chris Gary, Kevin Gary, Robby Marcel and David Breaux Sr.
To view the online obituary and memory book, visit www.iberts.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert‘s Mortuary Inc., 1007 Main St., Franklin, 337-828-5426.