Gary Richard Prince, 65, passed away peacefully on August 7, 2019. Gary was born December 1st, 1953 in Pittsburg, Kansas to the late Lawrence Earl and Florence Lenora Brown Prince. Gary was the beloved husband of 42 years to Lori Jeanette Swain and devoted father to Desirae Gartman and her husband Gordon and to Papillon Prince. He was the proud Papa to Jacob Richard, Grayson Olivia and Griffin Michael. Gary leaves behind his loving siblings Tommy Prince (Brenda), Melvin Prince (Judy), Judy Smardo (Steve), Mike Prince (Candy), Teresa Rapier (Paul) and Holly Hague (Jason). He was the favorite uncle to many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind several Aunts and Uncles, cousins and countless friends. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Debbie Roper and Cindy Prince.
Gary moved to New Orleans shortly after he and Lori married. He would call New Orleans home for the rest of his life. He was a true Saints fan, cheering them on through the good and the bad!
Gary did not know a stranger and to know him was to love him! He was generous beyond all measures and he was always there for friends and family. He could be counted on to help with any situation. His devotion and friendship will be missed by all!
Family and friends are invited to funeral services Thursday August 15th, 2019 at Saint Luke’s United Methodist Church 5875 Canal Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70124 at 1:00 p.m.