Gary Sharp Gammill


​On November 11, 2017, Gary Sharp Gammill went ro his eternal home to be with our Lord.  He was born on September 19, 1949, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Juanita Sharp and Cecil A. Gammill.  At a young age, his family moved to Hazen, Arkansas where he attended school and graduated from Hazen High School.  He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and graduated with a BSBA degree in accounting in 1971.  He sat for the Certified Public Accounting exam the second semester of his senior year in college and passed all four parts of the exam the first time he took it.  After working for other accounting firms throughout the beginning of his career, he eventually opened his own firm in Hazen, Gary S. Gammill, C.P.A.

He was a member of the Hazen First United Methodist Church where he served on the Board of Trustees, the Finance Committee, and the Pastor-Parish Committee.

He was also a member of the Hazen Chamber of Commerce, elected Business of the Year, and he was elected to the school board for Hazen High School where he served 11 years as the Treasurer and then as the President.

In 1970, he married Durinda Gordon of Helena, and they were married for 45 years. He leaves behind his two daughters, Lee McAhren (Camron) of Springdale and Helen Shirron (Stephen) of Sheridan.  He is also survived by three grandchildren, Garrett Pieroni, Madison Shirron and Regan Shirron; his brother, Randy Gammill (Margaret), and his sister, Cecily Norman (James).

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 P.M., Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Monday, November 13, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Hazen with burial in the Hazen Cemetery immediately following the service.

Because of his love for German Shepherds, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Arkansas German Shepherd Rescue at http://germanshepherd.rescueme.org/Arkansas  or to That Church in Sherwood, 901 Kiehl Ave., Sherwood, Ar. 72120 where he faithfully attended church the last few years of his life.  

9 Condolences to “Gary Sharp Gammill”

  1. Patti Bogle Says:

    Beautiful testament to your dad. So sorry for your loss. Aunt Patti and Uncle Ted.

  2. Carola Clayton Says:

    I extend my deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your father and husband.

  3. Lisa Screeton Says:

    Durinda, Lee and Helen….i am so very sorry for your loss but also grateful you had such a wonderful man for a husband and father. I will be thinking of you in the coming days.

  4. Rex Luttrell Says:

    Durinda, I’m so sorry for your loss. Gary was a special person to me and I always enjoyed seeing you both. Blessings to you and your girls!

  5. Jeannie Turley Says:

    Durinda and your beautiful daughters and grandchildren. I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope you find peace and love knowing you have wonderful memories.

  6. Toby and Mary Borkowski Says:

    Our sincerest condolences for your loss. Praying for peace for all of you, that you will find solace in the fact that The Lord is merciful. Gary is at peace now. How lucky Toby and I are to have been able to know him.
    Lee and Helen….the wonderful women you are is a testament to the kind of man your dad was, for he and your mother surely did a fine job raising you. Durinda, Lee and Helen, I hope you all will find comfort in the memories you share.
    Much Love,
    Mary and Toby

  7. Judy Foit Says:

    Gary was a great example of a small town gentleman. He was a great local citizen and wonderful father to his girls. May God wrap his arms around his sweet family.

  8. Melanie Hodges Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during your time of loss. I am among the many who will miss Mr. Gary.
    Best wishes and prayers,
    Melanie (Booth) Hodges

  9. Brian Parmley Says:

    Mrs. Gammill,
    I’m so sorry for your loss!!! Please know I will be praying for you & your family!!! May God’s comfort & peace embrace you all!!!