Sunday, October 21, 2012

Gail Allen Remy, United States Navy Veteran

 Gail Remy was born December 24, 1939 in Norman, Oklahoma and passed away at his home in Georgetown, Texas on September 25, 2012, at the age of 72.

Gail proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1962, obtaining the rank of Non-Commissioned Officer.

On January 18, 2003 he married Evelyn Remy in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He served on the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Club of Texas, a car club of devotees of Lincoln automobiles.  He was the owner of Globe Metal Engravers.

Funeral services were held on October 1 at the Ramsey Funeral Home in Georgetown, Texas.  In attendance were the Patriot Guard Riders who formed a line of American flags at the entrance to welcome the arriving family and friends.

After the service, the family traveled to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Killeen, Texas.  There they were welcomed by fifty American flags blowing  in the westerly wind, and by Patriot Guard Riders of the CENTEX Region. 

Six of the Riders moved the flag draped casket from the hearse to the committal shelter.  The Riders then formed a line of American flags along the front of the shelter.

The United States Navy bugler played taps.  The flag that covered the casket was folded into a tight triangle, and presented to Gail's dear wife, by a Master Chief Petty Officer, on behalf of the President of the United States and the Chief of Naval Operations as a symbol of appreciation for Gail's service to this Country and a grateful Navy.

Gail's son stood next to the coffin, and spoke tearfully of his father.

Gail Remy was then laid to rest on the grassy plain of the cemetery, as the American flag flew at half-staff in his honor at the top of the hill.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, four sons, a daughter, seven grandchildren and a host of other dear family and friends.


With thanks to Ramsey Funeral Home for biographical information and photo.

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