Gary Rochelle Bryan passed from this earth on Aug. 26, at the age of 67.

Gary lived the majority of his life between Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, but the last 8 years of his life, he was fortunate to share his life with his loving friends and extended family at Optimist Village in Orange.

Gary never met a stranger. He loved to talk, and always had miniature chocolates for his grandson and friends, and dog treats for his friends’ pets.

Gary is preceded in death by his parents, Rochelle Duke and Georgia Lorraine Bryan.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Crystal Bryan of Friendswood; daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jimmy Russell of Orange; and one grandson, whom he loved having visits from, Austin Russell of Orange.

There will be a funeral service to celebrate his life at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with Deacon Willie Posey officiating.

Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m., prior to the service.

Cremation will be performed under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.