Gary Wayne Bounds, Sr., age 66, of Crockett (Houston County Lake) passed away on Monday, April 16 from a brief illness. Gary was born on November 6, 1951 in San Antonio, Texas to JP and Mildred Bounds.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Pat Bounds. Children: Kristi Jones and husband Jay of Lakeway; Gary Bounds, Jr. of Kyle and Melissa Bounds of Kyle; Amanda Garner and husband JD of Pearland; and Brad Cook and wife, Tracey of Dayton, Tx.; grandchildren: Camryn, Reed, Tres’ (and wife Lauren), Hannah, Bradford and Olivia; brothers: Jimmy Bounds of Pearland and Jack Bounds of Wimberly; two sisters-in-laws, Sandra Richardson and Linda McDaniel; many nieces and nephews; and the love of his life – Izzy.

Gary worked in the automotive industry most of his life but discovered the job of a landman about 10 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. He and Pat worked together for several years doing this and travelled around Texas and Louisiana. He enjoyed the peaceful life at the lake and the many friends he made in Crockett. Gary never met a stranger and it was said he could talk to a post.

Gary was an active member of the First Christian Church in Crockett where enjoyed singing in the choir, cooking breakfast and helping wherever and whenever needed.

A memorial service will be held on May 5th at 1 p.m. at the First Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Christian Church , 200 Gordon Dr., Crockett, Tx., 75835.