Garrett Wayne (Gary) Stubbs

Graveside Services for Garrett Wayne (Gary) Stubbs, 55, Lawrence, will be 1 pm Friday, August 26, 2022, at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Perry.

Garrett Wayne Stubbs (Gary) passed away on August 21, at Lawrence Memorial, following an unexpectedly quick battle with Pancreatic Cancer. He was 55 years old living in Lawrence, Kansas.

Gary was born on July 28, 1967 to William and Nancy Stubbs in Kansas City, Missouri. His parents moved to Perry, Kansas, in 1972 where Gary was the oldest brother of three. After his father’s passing, Gary moved to Lawrence where he attended school and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1986.

Fresh out of high school, he worked as a carpenter in the construction industry.  After working for a few different employers and a short period of self-employment, he went to work with Hunt, Inc. for the next 27 years providing outstanding craftsmanship around Lawrence, Kansas and the surrounding areas. Over time in his career he was involved in the construction of hundreds of residential and commercial projects all over Lawrence and Douglas County area. Working with wood and metal buildings were a lifelong passion.  Anyone who knew Gary would agree that he is one of the hardest working men they have known.
Gary was married briefly to Shirley Stubbs but they divorced. In 2007, he met the love of his life, Mhel Suva, and they have been in love ever since! Mhel would spend the maximum amount of time she could with Gary in the US, and Gary had made several trips to the Philippines to visit her and her family. He had mentioned how he would have loved to retire in the Philippines with Mhel. Unfortunately, Mhel has been unable to return to be with Gary since 2020.
To say that Gary is loyal, patient and extended his grace is truly an understatement. He made the time to show up for you, he would give you an infinite amount of chances, and you could trust him wholeheartedly.
Gary was predeceased by his parents, William and Nancy Stubbs. Gary is survived by a sister, Rebecca Stubbs (Lawrence, KS) a brother, John Stubbs (Pelican Rapids, MN)and half sister Rhonda Zelepuza (Aberdeen, WA) . He is also survived by a niece, Alexia Crowe and nephews, Damon Stephens, Nicolas Crowe, Roscoe Stubbs, Charles Stubbs and William Stubbs.

Messages & Condolences

From kelley zimmerli...

garrett was one of the most hard working, kind man i have ever known this comes to of great saddness. he will be greatly missed. he was a pillar to the community of lawrence. i will always remember garrett shared and his smile he tried to hide. his laugh was most addicting.

From Myong Hunt...

The Hardest working man with giving heart and gentle, quiet presence. I bet you’re at work in heaven already. We will never forget you Gary. Rest In Peace.

From Jessica Hunt Reed...

Gary is irreplaceable. I know he will be missed. Always there for my parents and the company.

From Lee Queen...

Hunt Inc. will never be the same! Thank you Gary for all the great work you did for me over the years. You will truly be missed .My condolences to your family. Rest in peace.

From Leslie Stubbs Pingel...

All of your Texas cousins are so sorry to hear of Gary’s passing away. We were blessed to have good memories of Gary. He always made a point to visit Dad and Mom (Marvin Stubbs and Mary Helen Stubbs) driving from Kansas to Texas. Our prayers are with you Rebecca and John and all his family. He was such a sweet and loving person. He will be greatly missed by all.

From Kay Rytting...

Our family sends our love and condolences. Gary and our oldest son were friends during their pre-teens and teen years. I loved his parents and siblings.

From Thomas Grey...

Rest peacefully, dear friend. You will be missed by so many good people.

From Gloria Bell...

Gary was a dedicated worker and a good friend of my late husband’s. Gary and Darryl worked together for many years. I know all of the guys at Hunt Inc will miss him greatly. RIP Gary! Darryl is waiting.

From Trent Georgie...

So sorry for your loss. Gary will be missed, LHS class of ’85

From Susan Penner...

I am so sorry for the loss of my dear nephew Gary. A wonderful guy, he will be missed.

From LAURIE BRISTOL...

sorry to hear about Gary passing away. I graduated with him, class of 1985, heart and prayers go out to his family

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