Garry Leon Sides, son of Wanda Hayes Sides Hill and the late Bobby Kent Sides, was born in Oceanside, California on August 31, 1952, and passed away at the Southeast Health Center of Stoddard County in Dexter, Missouri on February 9, 2014, at the age of 61 years, 5 months and 9 days.
He had lived in the Essex and Dexter areas all of his life. He had worked for Mayberry Seed Company as a warehouse manager. Garry was a very active member of the Harvest Assembly of God Church in Essex. He served his church as a member of the Praise and Worship Team and as a past deacon. He enjoyed playing music.
On September 7, 1973, he was married to Sharon K. Meadows in Essex, Missouri.
Surviving are his wife, Sharon Sides of Essex; his mother, Wanda Sides Hill of Dexter, Missouri, two daughters and son in laws; Jamie Renee & Chris Higgins and Rebecca Leigh & Nathan Rice all of Essex, Missouri; three grandchildren, Elijah and Abigail Higgins of Essex and Joy Rice of Essex; one brother, Dean Sides of Newport Arkansas; and one sister, Sharon Dial of Demopolis, Alabama. He was preceded in death by his father, Bobby K Sides, one brother, LeLand Sides as well as two sisters Pamela Sides and Anita Sides. Other relatives and friends also survive.
Visitations will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, after 12:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with the Rev. Jason Safirt of Dexter officiating and Marlin Durham of Bernie assisting.
Interment will be in the Triplett Cemetery near Dexter, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.