Gary E. Huneycutt, 72, of Williamsburg, VA, passed away peacefully, on November 1, 2023, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loved ones, as well as the caring SICU staff of Riverside Regional Hospital. Born on May 26, 1951, in Royal Oak, MI, he was the eldest child of Everett Leon Huneycutt and Audrey (Phleps) Huneycutt.
Gary graduated from Ohio State University and went on to earn his JD at Golden Gate University School of Law, in San Francisco, California. A strong interest in the railroad and marine industries led him to Auburn, NY and later to Williamsburg, VA. There he enjoyed a career as a business owner of companies that specialized in the maintenance of turbochargers and diesel engines used in rail and large marine fleets.
A skilled athlete from an early age, Gary excelled in both baseball and basketball during his time at South Point High School. He enjoyed all sports and had a strong admiration for true student athletes. No matter their season rankings, Gary remained a devoted fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, the William & Mary Tribe and the Baltimore Orioles. He also enjoyed golf, reading, cooking, traveling, music and dancing (especially the infamous “Mr. Huneycutt dance”). However, he was most devoted to his children and their swimming endeavors.
Gary’s greatest joy was his family, and he will be remembered by them as a kind, loving man of few words and great strength. He was preceded in death by his parents and cherished sister, Debbie Carrico. Left to cherish his memory are his partner in life and love of 23 years, Melissa Blane; his adored children, Jessica Huneycutt Carey, Robert Huneycutt and Kirsten Huneycutt Legg (Adam); grandchildren and joys of his life, Dylan Carey and Clementine Legg; beloved siblings, Denise Trippy, Larry Huneycutt (Jeannie) and Regenia Kidd (David); brother-in-law, Ron Carrico; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.
As per Gary’s request, a private family service will be held at a later date. In Gary’s memory, please consider a contribution to the American Cancer Society, or a gift or simple act of kindness to someone in need.