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Gary Wayne Bynum

April 2, 1978 ~ August 13, 2021 (age 43)


Gary Wayne Bynum Jr.

On August 13, 2021, Gary Wayne Bynum Jr. died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Islamorada. He fought hard to overcome medical issues but is now out of pain and in a place where he can watch over his loving wife, three sons, his parents, sisters, and nieces and nephews. 

A proud Keys Conch, Gary was born on April 2, 1978. Described as bigger than life, Gary was a cherished friend. After a successful high school football career at Coral Shores, Gary attended and played ball for Valdosta State University in Georgia. After returning to the Keys, he met his extraordinary wife Allison, and they wed in 2004.

As their family grew, Gary enjoyed passing down his love for boating, fishing, and the Keys to his sons. He was an avid reader and a champion of Florida Keys history. Gary also took pride in being a big brother, son, and uncle. As a Bynum, life was a family affair, and they treasured spending time together.

Gary Junior is survived by his dedicated wife Allison, amazing sons Brock, Rhett, and Gavin; devoted parents Gary Sr. and Marlene Bynum; loving sisters Maegan (Kipp) Reda and children Bryce, Kaiya, and Irie; and Melanie (Jeff) Joiner and children Izzy, Truman, and Bodhi. As well as countless friends who he considered family. The family thanks everyone for their enduring love and support. 

A service for Gary will be held on Saturday, August 21 at 3:00 PM at Island Community Church, 83250 Overseas Highway, Islamorada. We also plan to have a celebration of life to spread Gary’s ashes in September. All friends and family are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations to help Allison and the boys navigate through this difficult time can be made at Centennial Bank, account under Allison Bynum.



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