Gary Floyd Lackey

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June 26, 1953 ~ November 3, 2023

Born in: Muleshoe, Texas
Resided in: College Station, Texas

The Lord called Gary Floyd Lackey, 70, of College Station, TX home on Friday, November 3, 2023, with his beloved wife Diane and children by his side.

His life was well lived, and he was well loved!

This selfless, loving, and faithful man of God has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts and will be supremely missed.

Family was the pivotal essence of Gary’s life. He was proud and honored to be the patriarch, father and grandfather to our family. He has been a major presence in the lives of his children and grandchildren.  As an admired and adored father and grandfather to his cherished family, he also filled that role for many others over the past 40 years. 

Born in Muleshoe, TX, Gary grew up working on a farm where he was molded into a hardworking, dedicated, faithful and loving man. After high school, he attended Texas A&M University and Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine where he met his wife (as he called her, “The Beautiful Diane”).  After graduating, they established and operated Highway 30 Veterinary Clinic in 1981 where he continued practicing as veterinarian up until he became ill in September of this year.

He had a long-standing relationship with God and was very blessed with his faith to his dying breath.  

Gary was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Lackey, sister, Rena Hollaway and father-in-law, Perry Biles. 

Survivors include his father, Homer Lackey, wife of 44 years, Diane Lackey, daughter, Ashley Murdock (Brad), son, Brazos Lackey (Nina), daughter Dana DuBois; 7 grandchildren; Dawson Murdock, Braylee Murdock, Cooper Murdock, Piper Lackey, Kathryn Lackey (with another Lackey baby on the way) and Evangeline DuBois, brother Stacy Lackey (Reda), brother Jesse Lackey (Jan), mother-in-law, Lucile Biles, sister-in-law Charlotte Mathews (Billy) and sister-in-law, Kathy Biles Rogers (Cedric).

He will be sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Gary will be forever remembered for his unshakable faith in Christ, selfless dedication to his family, words of wisdom, “true stories,” caring, generous heart and unconditional love.  Although our hearts are heavy, we will celebrate his life and find comfort that he is in heaven with Jesus and our Heavenly Father as well as loved ones who have passed.

All are welcome for visitation to take place at Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Crematory, 3001 S. College Ave., Bryan, TX 77801 on Wednesday, November 8 from 5-7 p.m. 

A Funeral will be celebrated at First Baptist Church Bryan, 3100 Cambridge Dr., Bryan, TX 77802 on Thursday, November 9 at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider donating to Hope Pregnancy Center located at 205 Brentwood Dr E, College Station, TX 77840.

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Visitation: November 8, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Room: Bluebonnet

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


Funeral Service: November 9, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

First Baptist Church - Bryan
3100 Cambridge Dr
Bryan, TX 77802


Graveside Service: November 9, 2023 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Old Bethel Cemetery
Hardy Weedon Road (Brazos County)
College Station, Texas 77845


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  1. I am sadden to hear about Dr. Gary. He was always so welcoming to me and my pets…a very kind and gentle soul. Prayers to his family and colleagues at the office.

  2. So very sad. He was our vet…no…a member of our family…for 20+ years. Through some very happy and very sad times. No words can express the loss so many of his clients will have about this terrible loss.

  3. My life was blessed through just one interaction as he cared for our beloved pet and we discussed at lenght our mutual zest for life. I am a better person for meeting him and seeing his passion for life, family, and love of the Lord. God bless you Gary as the lord welcomes another angel into his arms.

  4. Dr. Gary was more than a doctor to my pets for the past 18 years; he was a friend. He will be so very missed.

  5. Dr. Gary Lackey was our vet for over 23 years. He was very compassionate in caring for his other family (animals-clients). He cared for 5 of our pups over the years. Dr. Lackey was a kind, intelligent, gentle man and always took time to answer all our questions. He was very knowledgeable in his profession. I will never forget his compassion and kindness to our family. We will dearly miss Dr. Lackey. He is at rest now. God bless his beautiful family and give them peace and comfort during this time. Condolences to his colleagues and staff as well.

  6. Gary was a classmate in College. I went back to school several years later to get another degree and Gary helped me secure a loan I really needed at the time. He and Diane were very kind to us and our 2 young kids at the time. May he rest in peace.

  7. God bless all Gary’s family. I loved his Mom and Dad and their family very much and so enjoyed their friendship in Muleshoe many years ago.

  8. Dr Gary had the sweetest heart. He will be missed by me and my boys (Buddy and Ellis). I will miss his smile and whit very much.

  9. I can’t believe such a wonderful and thoughtful angel has left so many who loved him. He was always so caring to me. Always asked me if I wanted something to drink, how was I doing. He really cared and loved my dogs. I can’t say enough about Dr. Lackey. He was the best. Thank you for all you did for me and my dogs for over 13 years.

  10. Thanks for his loving care of my animals and so sorry for your loss. He was a such a wonderful person! Praying for your family!

  11. Gary Lackey was not only our vet, but a dear friend as well. He was a loving, generous, and compassionate man. We met Gary at the vet clinic with our dogs Karen and Brutus. Our girls named the dogs Karen and Brutus. When Gary examined them for the first time, he called the male dog, Brutus. When we corrected him – that his name was Karen, he looked at us and said in his soft voice “You do know this is a male, don’t you?” We assured him that we did, but our girls named the dogs and we let it be. This was the start of a long friendship with the Lackeys. He will be missed. Our love to Diane, Ashley, Brazos and Dana. Much love to Diane, Ashley, Dana and Brazos during this time.

  12. Gary was my friend and mentor. He loved Jesus like the Scripture says we should, with his “heart, mind, soul and strength”. I will miss him till we meet again on that Glorious Day.

  13. Gary was a godsend to our family of dalmatians and pit bull rescue. He will be missed by us and a furry family. God bless him.

  14. I met Gary as a little girl because he was our vet. Over the years (I am now 50) he became a person in my life that was a trusted friend. He always had question about my life and always had time to share his thoughts about life too. He helped me become a foster to neonatal kittens at age 20 and because of that I have fostered over 500 kittens & puppies. He helped me rescue animals from St. Croix in the Virgin Islands where I lived for years. He showed me how to give shots and even help train me on how to help animals in acute distress. I would try to pay and he would wink at me and send me along my way. In later years he shared so much about loving being a grandfather and he lived having family in his clinic. I am sad to see him go but know he was welcomed home with open arms. Gary, you changed my life and made it better. Thank you for everything.

  15. Gary was a TAMU classmate and very good friend. He was one of the first to welcome us to married student housing and help us unpack. Gary helped us lay our used carpet on our tiny apartment floor. We attended his beautiful wedding to sweet Diane. Gary helped me update my small animal skills when I transitioned from a large animal practice to a mixed practice. We did not see each other often through the years, but when we did, it was a genuine and easy friendship. It saddens us that we did not know Gary had become ill. We would have loved to speak to him one more time, but we will one day. Thank you, Gary, for being a good man who cared so deeply for your God, your family, your friends, and your patients. It is our honor to have been friends with Dr. Gary Lackey.

  16. Precious Diane,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Words cannot express how much I know he will be missed, but I do know one thing: He is dancing with Jesus in heaven and that is the remarkable hope we all have. Just know that I will continue to lift you up to the Father during this time of grieving. God richly bless you and your family.


  17. When I learned today that Dr. Gary had passed (our church sent out an email regarding his death and memorial services), I was so shocked and sad, because I didn’t get to hug his neck nor say thank you, nor good-bye. He has looked after our girls (Shih Tzus) for 18 years. He has been attentive, compassionate, and given tender, loving care. When my son went thru cancer treatment, Gary would always ask about him and tell me he was praying for him. I cannot say enough about how much we trusted and appreciated Dr. Gary. I know where he is, and we will see him again! May God bless you, Diane, and your children and their families, as they mourn his passing. We loved Gary, Diane, and the rest of his family and office staff.

  18. We are saddened to hear about the passing of Dr lackey. He took care of our beloved pet Dixie throughout her life. He was a wonderful and caring doctor. We wish his family strength during this difficult time and will keep you all in our prayers.
    Veena and N K Anand

  19. We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Lackey. He was indeed a very special person and a wonderful Veterinarian who took care of all our animals over the years. We were very blessed to have known him and had the distinct pleasure of his guidance and direction during our many visits to the clinic. We will most certainly miss his presence ! Our thoughts & prayers go out to Dr. Lackey’s family and we wish you peace, comfort, strength and may God’s Blessings surround you all.
    Sincerely, Kirtes & Anne Schooler

  20. Diane, Ashley, Dana And Brazos,
    I have so many childhood memories of Gary. I can remember when Diane was very pregnant with the twins and Gary had broken his arm getting kicked by a horse. Somehow he decided calling my dad to come help deliver a calf out on this ranch was a good idea when my dad worked in operations at Westinghouse. So my mom thought it would be a neat opportunity for me to see a calf being born. Well the momma had wandered way down in a ravine and the calf was too big and got stuck half way out. The poor calf didn’t make it and Diane had to perform a c section on the poor momma cow. They ended up cutting the calf in half to get it out. They tied that cow between two trees and Gary sat on the legs on one side with his arm up in the air in a cast and my dad on the other, while Diane performed surgery and saved the momma. I will never forget that.
    Dian and Gary somehow managed to get me a pony for my 10th birthday and not many kids can say that. Chorty may have been the orneriest pony that ever lived. I remember watching Diane barrel racing, going to bonfires and swimming in the horsetrough converted swimming pool with Ashley and my brother. Gary made the world a better place and I just wanted yall to know how much he meant to me growing up. I only wish we could have stayed close to yall through the years. I have so many more stories! I send my love to you all and mourn with you.
    Much love,
    Angie (Hudspeth) Laing

  21. Like many, Gary has taken care of generations of our pets. We will miss his care and erudition. Our condolences to his family and staff.

  22. We will miss Dr. Gary so very much. We loved how he would go into teaching mode with our daughters when we brought our pets in. And he peacefully and gently walked us through some hard times with our pets’ end-of-life care. Our heartful condolences to his family and friends. Praise God he is with Jesus!

  23. I am saddened to just learn of Gary passing away. He was a very kind and caring person. I know he was a wonderful son, husband, and father. He will be missed.

  24. I’m am so sorry for your loss, Diane and family. The world will be a little dimmer without Gary in it for all who knew him.

    Gary was a unique, rare soul. He was so intelligent. I learned something from him very time I was around him. I loved the silly jokes and the grin on his face as I told him mine. I can still hear his quiet laugh and see the look on his face as he listened to the mandatory jokes required of all house guests as the price of admission. I think he made me tell him the O’Malley Twins Drunk Again joke every time I saw him since about 2002 when he first heard it. I also remember Gary and Diane coming to the house and sitting on the back porch in Colorado eating watermelon while my 3 girls swatted flies with the fly swatters Gary had bought from the Dollar Store after contending with them the night before as we were visiting. And I remember the kindness they always showed my girls, especially our Laura as she spent her years there at A&M.

    Speaking of watermelons, Gary loved them. He told me his Dad cracked an irrigation pipe open in a joint or two along the line on the farm in Muleshoe and planted them for all the town to help themselves when they ripened. Gary lived his life with the same selfless sense of love and service for his fellow man. It was obvious to all who knew him. He was not soft … in fact, he was the opposite, as tough as they come; but he was a kind and gentle soul who exemplified humility, with great strength of character under complete control. He was a man of profound faith who modeled Christ to those around him in a very real way. I am so very thankful to have known him and called him a friend and extended family member. Our hearts are breaking for Diane, the kids and those grandkids he loved so dearly.

    God bless you, Gary Lackey. I know you are in heaven, and expect you to meet me there shortly after my areival and ask me to recite the O’Malley Twins joke again … and maybe hand me a fly swatter with a twinkle in your eye as a joke, though I don’t expect we’ll need them there.

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