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Forever with God: Gary Horton Bostic: 1949 to 2017

Gary and his wife Debbie dancing to beach music. Gary and his wife Debbie dancing to beach music.

GATHERING (receiving)- Will be held July 15th, at 1pm in the main hall of The Christian Life Center of St.James United Medothist Church in Greenville, NC where the family can be greeted.
MEMORIAL SERVICE- 2:30 in the sanctuary of the main church of St. James followed by a graveside service at Greenwood Cemetery on E. 5th Street in Greenville NC.
Floral arrangements can be sent to Wilkerson Funeral Home on 2100 E. 5th Street Greenville NC .
Sympathies to 810 Heartwood Loop Rd NE Leland NC 28451.
G-man, Buzzard Bostic, Cisco, twinkle toes, Boo, Pop Daddy, Daddy, Gary……. many names; one Amazing man!   
Gary Bostic was known around pleasure Island as the advertising sales account executive for the Island Gazette, but for so much more than just that.
He was a friend to many and a lover of people. To say he was a people person would be an understatement! After talking to you for 20 minutes he would know where you came from, what your daddy did for a living and what your favorite color was! No really, he longed to just get to know people and the crazy part is, he wouldn’t forget you. Gary Bostic was a lover of Christ and his family.  Everyone he met was a new person to get to know. Gary was an eastern North Carolina boy to the core.
Born and raised in Greenville NC, he later was drafted into the army during Vietnam and served abroad and came back to Greenville to attend East Carolina University. After college, he met and married the love of his life, Debbie Hill from Ayden.  They moved to Raleigh where they made a life raising their two children, Brett Bostic and JoLeigh Bostic Lewis. During their time in Raleigh Gary; along with his wife, built a network of unbelievable friends, were active members of their church and built their Amway business which not only was their heart but also brought lifelong friendship with it.
Gary was a teacher to many, no matter how rich or poor a person was they all would sit and listen to Gary teach “nuggets” for hours … teaching people to never stop fighting, to believe in their potential, to trust in the lord, to never except mediocrity, and to love your wife as Christ loved the church. Yet even though he was a respected teacher, he never stopped learning and growing to become an even better man!
In 2003, he fulfilled a long-time dream of moving to the beach and made a home in Wilmington. In this stage of his life he continued to surprise and inspire people as a successful song writer in the beach music industry, with multiple recorded and published songs and went on to be given awards for his work. In the last years of his life he soaked up every moment with his family and loved on his multiple grandchildren, continuing to be the teacher he always was.
On July 9th, 2017 Gary went to be with God and live in the presence of the lord that he loved and trusted so deeply for eternity. Gary was surpassed in death by his father Alfred Quinn Bostic and mother Elise Horton Bostic. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Deborah Hill Bostic, his children, Brett Quinn Bostic, and JoLeigh Bostic Lewis. His 5 grandchildren; Darren, Micah, and Dakota Bostic; Ella and Charlotte Lewis. Daughter and son in laws Shannon Bostic and Timothy Lewis. As well as two brothers Alfred Bostic JR and Steve Bostic; along with nephew Cody Bostic and nieces raven staples and Brandi Whitehurst.  “After your season of suffering, God will Restore, Confirm, Strengthen and Establish You” 1Peter 5:10  
Forever with God
Gary Horton Bostic