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.