COL Gary L. McGrew, M.D., age 71, of Hot Springs, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018.
He was born on July 16, 1947, in Hot Springs, the son of J.D. McGrew and Wilma Jean Wright McGrew. He was preceded in death by his mother; and brother, Randy McGrew.
Dr. McGrew was a U.S. Army flight surgeon retiring from the Army Reserves after 30 years of service while continuing as a family medicine physician until he retired in 2012.
He is survived by: one son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Natalie McGrew of Fort Rucker, Alabama; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Tina McGrew of Hot Springs, Trisha and Scott Murphy of Arlington, Texas and Tiffany and Josh Sharp of Goobertown; his father, J.D. McGrew of Hot Springs; six grandchildren, Luke McGrew, Tanner McGrew, Tristan Payne, Eden Murphy, Finnley Murphy and Willow Sharp; the mothers of his children, Mary Marshall of Hot Springs and Patricia Hailey of Paragould; one sister-in-law, Georgia McGrew of Benton; two sisters and brothers-in-law Regina and Terry Thomason and Kina and Danny Clayton, all of Hot Springs; two nephews Derek McGrew and Kyle McGrew, both of Benton; extended family members and a host of wonderful friends.
Celebration of life services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, September 9, 2018, in the Mount Tabor Community Church with Pastor Mark Buhrow officiating.
Immediately following, graveside will be held with military honors in Mount Tabor Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Smith Funeral Home, Hot Springs.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Saturday evening, at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Derek McGrew, Kyle McGrew, Josh Sharp, Scott Murphy, Danny Clayton and Terry Thomason.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Essman and Ronnie Rohm.