E.G. "Gary" Denard, a resident of Blanco, Texas, passed away peacefully at home April 6, 2012. He was born in Pickering, Lousiana, on August 23, 1943. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Jefferson Denard and Edna Pearl (Mayo) Denard, and two brothers, Veston Denard and Garland Denard. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Lynch Denard, daughter Pamela Denard French, son-in-law Randy French, and three granddaughters, Madelyn, Olivia, and Nina, daughter Lauren Dowlen, and two sisters Nena Chambers and Delores Johnson.
Gary had many interests; one of them, his love of music, began while in high school when he became a disc jockey at the local radio station. He played the guitar, wrote two songs which became Gold Records, and sang in several bands. He proudly served his country for 8 years in the 1960s in the Air Force. E.G. later worked in the telecommunications field owning several companies in San Antonio. A move to Blanco in 1993 for him and his family soon led to their opening of Cranberry's Antique Mall. Even more than his love of antiques was his love of the outdoors and participating in a variety of outdoor activities. He thoroughly enjoyed sky diving, fishing, hunting, RVing, and kayaking. In addition to those interests, he was also a chef, a bee keeper, and a farmer.
Services will be Wednesday, April 11, at 5 p.m. at Crofts Funeral Home in Blanco with internment at Fort Sam Houston Thursday, April 12, at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.