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Visitation

Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens
Friday October 15th, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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Graveside Service

Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens
Friday October 15th, 2021
11:00am

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Gary Loyce "Freight Train" McLendon

Mr. Gary Loyce “Freight Train” McLendon, 61, passed away on October 12, 2021 at Phoebe-Sumter Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 15, 2021 at Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens with Rev. Mark Poole, Rev. Mark Kinservik, and Mr. Sammy Lee officiating. The family will greet friends before the service at the cemetery beginning at 10:00 AM.

Mr. McLendon was born March 18, 1960 in Americus, GA to the late Alvin Loyce and Betty Barry McLendon. He was a 1978 graduate of Southland Academy, where he earned his nickname “Freight Train.” He was known for supporting the UGA Bulldogs, NASCAR, and his love of Westerns. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley McLendon Poole, and a niece Carrie M. Poole.

Survivors include a brother-in-law, Mark Poole; an aunt, Eva Barry, two uncles, Charles Barry (Joyce) and Benny Barry (Connie), a nephew, Nigel N. Poole (Lezlie), a niece, Brittney P. Giles, four great nephews; special cousins that provided care for him, Mike Barry & Alan Barry; and a host of other friends that he called family.

Way-Watson Funeral Home of Ellaville, GA has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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Guestbook

Gary was one of the nicest guys in High School. He was always respectful of others and had a great sense of humor. Anyone lucky enough to call him a friend will understand how great he was. He will be missed by many.

JoAnn Sheridan Oct 15 2021 12:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary McLendon

Dale Curry Oct 15 2021 10:35 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary McLendon

Beth Payne Oct 15 2021 8:26 AM

Sending love and hugs from St. Augustine.

Leech and Annie Oct 15 2021 6:12 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary McLendon

Barbara Coker Banks Oct 14 2021 9:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary McLendon

Sheila Johnson Oct 14 2021 9:27 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary McLendon

McKenzie William Oct 14 2021 6:21 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary McLendon

Jodie Shipman Oct 14 2021 4:49 PM

I had not seen or heard from Freight Train in many years, but I did make contact with him at Dr's Pharmacy in Oglethorpe and reconnected an old friendship. Later, I would go by his home and talk about old friends and Football. He was a great guy and would have conversation with any and all people. My friend will be deeply missed for many years to come. Rest In Peace, Gary!

Tony Webb Oct 14 2021 4:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Gary McLendon

Jarrod, Jennifer, Allie, & Kasen McCarthy Oct 14 2021 3:38 PM

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