Our beloved, Gary Bernard Adside, departed this life on earth Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at the age of 56. He was born to the parentage of Mr. Willie Ceil Adside and Mrs. Cora Mae Lewis-Adside on March 29, 1967.
Mr. Adside was raised in Gordon, Georgia and at an early age joined Parker Spring Baptist Church. He attended Wilkinson County Schools, graduating from Wilkinson County High School in the top ten of his class. After graduating high school Gary was offered a scholarship to play baseball at Andrew College in Cuthbert, Georgia but chose to go to the Army instead. After a short time in the Army, he was honorably discharged and soon started a career as an HST at Central State Hospital. He also landed jobs at several kaolin companies, Active Minerals in Gordon, Georgia and Imery's in Deepstep, Georgia for over 25 years.
Mr. Adside was an avid sports guru who loved all sports, but only coached football and baseball, from recreation to high school for over 30 years. Gary loved the kids and put a lot of his time and effort into making sure he pushed them to do their best. He started and was passionate about many of his own teams from travel baseball (Giants and No Limit) to community softball (Loud, THUGS-true hitters under Gary's supervision, and No Limit). As well as played with many other softball teams such as the McIntyre Merchants, Bad Boys, and traveling all over the United States to play. After falling ill Gary was forced to retire from coaching in May 2022 because he felt he could not give 110% to what he was passionate about doing, which was coaching.
Mr. Adside loved his family. He was well-known, was a pillar of the community, and knew many many people, he never met a stranger. If you mentioned Gary Adside, more than likely the people knew him or knew of him. His presence will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Willie Ceil Adside and his mother, Mrs. Cora Mae Lewis-Adside; sons, Jeffery LaShawn King and Gary Bernard Adside, Jr.; sisters, Annie Lou Primas and Rose Jones.
Gary leaves to cherish his memories and legacy, his loving wife of 23 years, Sandria Lowe Adside; daughters, GaMeshia (Michael) Proctor, Trivika Adside, Kendra (Tyree) Taylor; sons, Meuntea Boyd-Adside, LaGarius Adside, Ar'Donnish Adside, Garin Adside, Austin Durden; sisters, Nellie Ann (Charles) Pitts, Lucille Adside, Mamie Fountain, Mary (Bernard) Whipple, Betty (Tony) Bray, Bobbie (Robin) Mathis, Aprill (Chistopher) Smith; brothers, Curtis Adside, Willie Roy Adside, Carl Lee (Mary) Jackson, and Tyrone White; mother-in-law, Betty Lowe; sisters-in-law, Janice James, Dorothy (Antonio) Ross, Sparkle Lane; Brothers-in-law, Kelvin (Kenyatta) Lowe, Kenneth Lowe, John Lowe; aunts, Ruby (Ernest) Bivins, Mamie Pearl Kelly, Rosa Mae Kelly; uncle, Jessie Adside. nine grandchildren, Jaden King, Tykeria Taylor, Ta'Lia Hogan, Teagan Taylor, Tyrese Taylor, Marley Raye Adside, LeGend Adside, Rowan Boyd-Adside, King Boyd-Adside; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Wilkinson County Memorial Chapel, Irwinton has charge of arrangements.