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Gary Lee Monroe
October 21, 1954 ~ October 11, 2023 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Gary Monroe Obituary
Gary Lee Monroe, 68, passed away peacefully on October 11, 2023, at his home in Sachse, Texas. Gary was born on October 21, 1954 in Pinehurst, North Carolina to Bobby Lee Monroe and Phyllis Ann Woodul (Tritton).
Born in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Moore County, North Carolina, Gary relocated with his family to Dallas Texas in 1960. During his teens, he attended North Mesquite High School and lived on Bamboo Drive where he met his wife Cindy. The Monroe's were married on August 29, 1975 weeks after Cindy graduated high school and Gary began his 31-year career with Texas Instruments (later a division of Raytheon).
Gary was the quintessential "Jack of all trades" with numerous hobbies that kept him constantly busy earning him the CB handle "JACK" and Cindy, his sidekick, naturally was known as "JILL". His love of shooting firearms and bows earned him several trophies and prizes over the years. However, his most memorable trophy earned was at Big Town Bowl Lanes for the League's Worst Bowler Ever. He never gave up on any endeavor, least of all guitar. Just a few notes of Metallica will carry his memory for all who loved him, especially if it is a little off-key.
Gary had an unassuming and kind demeanor with a deadpan wit that made him easy to love. If ever there was a tool in existence, he had at least three in each size (except flashlights, he had them all, 57 at least) and you could always count on him to help should anything need to be fixed.
Gary is preceded in death by his beloved son Jonathan Andrew Monroe, father, Bobby Lee Monroe, and stepfather, Dr. Joseph "Ross" Woodul, for whom he had deep admiration. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Cynthia (Cindy) Monroe, mother Phyllis (Pat) Woodul, sister Rebecca (Becky) and brother-in-law James (Jimmy) Quattlebaum, daughter April and son-in-law Kristofer (Kris) McCaskill, son Christopher (Chris) and daughter-in-law Megan Monroe, granddaughters Ashlyn, Sarah (Libby), Kaitlynn (Katie), Natalie, and Maisie, grandsons Grant and Ethan, great-grandson, and his namesake, Maddox (Maddy) Brentlee, as well as extended family to include many siblings, nieces and nephews and very dear lifelong friends.
Celebration of Life will be held on November 9th, 2023 at 1:30 in the afternoon at the Round Pen Cowboy Church located at 5620 Michael Talty Ave, Terrell, TX 75160.
One of the last things Gary shared was that he "had lots more to do". Whenever you are tinkering with things, think of him, he will be there too.