In Loving Memory of

Gary Wayne Colding


Gary Wayne Colding went home to be with the lord Jesus on January 13, 2020 at Gainesville Florida. He was born on October 18, 1948 at Gainesville Florida and lived most of his life In Alachua county. Wayne was devoted to his wife Debbie of 20 years and his family. He was the son of Lawrence D. Colding and Anna L. Light who pre-deceased him. He was loved and supported by his brother Dr. Larry Keen and sisters Pat Benton, Judy Icardi, and Lori Abbas. He loved them all, to include, four nephews, two nieces and many other relatives. Wayne worked for Dowell Oil Well Services, Inc., in  Oklahoma. He was a proud retiree from the University of Florida where he served in the maintenance support department. Wayne loved the Lord and fellow believers at the Pine Grove Baptist Church in Gainesville. He is missed dearly by his family but is celebrated and loved by all who knew him. Services will be Saturday, January 18, 2020 with a visitation at 10:00am and services will be at 11:00am at Pine Grove Baptist Church. 4200 NW 39th AVE Gainesville. Burial will be at Wacahoota United Methodist Church Cemetery, 213 W Noble Ave, Williston, FL 32696.

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  1. Bobbie Backer at · Reply

    Prayers with Debbie and the family . Love prayers hugs Bobbie Backer

  2. Judy Reed at · Reply

    A wonderful and caring friend who was always there to help and watch over my brother. I will miss you and I know you are praising the lord and dancing in his glory. God Bless the family and Debbie , may he give you the strength to handle each day.

  3. Melanie Stephens at · Reply

    Many thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.

  4. Terry Herring at · Reply

    May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult time; please accept my sincere condolences.

    Terry Herring, FTCC Dept. of Surgical services

  5. Renee Ellis - Department Chair Practical Nursing FTCC at · Reply

    Prayers for Dr. Keen and family in the loss of his precious brother. The Lord will comfort you if you lean on him.

  6. Stephanie Miller at · Reply

    Praying for your family during this time.

  7. Linwood Powell at · Reply


    Shervie and I sends our deepest sympathy to both yours and your brothers families , and you all will remain in our prayers.

    Best Regards,

    Linwood & Shervie

  8. Diann Hudson at · Reply

    Lori, sorry for your lost and sending prayers for you and your family and strength for you all. May God bless and be with you. Love Diann Hudson and family.

  9. Norma madison at · Reply

    Prayers are with you and your families, he will be truly missed.

  10. Bonnie Mott at · Reply

    Wayne had such a quiet strength. Blessings to all of his family during this sad time. I am honored to have known him.

  11. Larry and Patty Galyean at · Reply

    Wayne always brought a smile to share wherever he went. We enjoyed his visits and laughter. Have loved this family as our own, growing up together in the old neighborhood in Gainesville. Blessed with many memories. Prayers for comfort and love

  12. Celeste Moon at · Reply


    So sorry for the loss of your brother. You are a wonderful sister and I’m sure he appreciated all the things you have done for he and his wife.
    My heart and prayers will be with you.
    Love you my precious friend.

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