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Gary Patrick Draut was born December 21, 1960 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was adopted at the age of seven by Ernest Berdeaux, Sr. and the two were inseparable until Mr. Berdeaux’s passing. Gary loved to rollerskate in his younger days and worked as a disc jockey at the skate center in Phenix City. As Gary grew older, his work ethic grew stronger. He was a hard worker as a self-employed contractor working seven days a week much of his career. He was a jack of all trades and could fix nearly anything, which earned him the nickname “McGyver.” His biggest passion in life was his family, especially his beloved grandchildren. He was a devoted member of the Church in the County in Cataula until his health began to decline.
Gary Patrick Draut, 58, of Columbus, Georgia passed away December 20, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He is preceded in death by his father, Ernest Berdeaux, Sr.
Survivors include his wife, Regina Draut; sons, Brock (Ashlee) Draut, Brandon Hart, and Brent Hart; grandchildren, Trinity Prophet, Skyler Hart, Zana Hart and Charlee Draut; siblings, Chris Berdeaux, Buddy Berdeaux, Rufus Berdeaux, Norman Berdeaux, Barbara Rollo, Terrie Valencia, and Ann Hammock; and a host of extended family and friends.
A memorial service will be held 3:30 pm on Sunday, December 29, 2019 at Church in the County in Cataula, Georgia with Rev. Tommy Hart officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society or the John B. Amos Cancer Center.
The Draut family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory of Mr. Draut below.
To the family of Gary Patrick Draut, so sorry for your loss. Gary did some work for me and my husband, he did a great job. May God comfort the family and wipe all tears from your eyes during this time of sorrow. Revelation 21:3,4
Regina and family, thank you so much for sharing Mr. Gary with 7main. It was an absolute honor to take care of him, and he will always be one of my favorite patients. I remember many many of his sleepless nights when I’d sit in the recliner next to him and we would talk about his boys, his grands, his siblings, and his dogs. Regina, he talked about you a lot. I remember him telling me how strong you were, and that you were the kindest women he’d ever met. I pray you’re taking good care of yourself. I’m so sorry for your loss. Keep in touch if you need anything. -Jessy
Victoria Lee says
My condolences to the Family PRAYERS to ya’ll. HUGS to you especially Regina don’t hesitate to ask me for anything, love you GF
Teresa Bellone says
SO VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. MY PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO YOU, FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED. HEAVEN GAINED ANOTHER ANGEL. SENDINGS HUGS & PRAYERS TO ALL TO COMFORT YOU IN SUCH A DIFFICULT TIME. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE NO MORE SUFFERING! GID IS GOOD! LOVE TERESA BELLONE
Jimmy Wilson says
Dearest Regina And Family,
We have known each other for so many years.. you all are like my family.. I pray for our Lord to give you strength and peace during these dark days, and know that you have one awesome guardian angel who will be with you always.. Much love and prayers to you all my lifelong friend..🙇♂️🙏🏻❤️🙇♂️🙏🏻❤️
Terrie Velandia says
My condolences to the rest of my family.My dear beloved brother I will miss you today and forever.And I know that you are in great hands with GOD and our mother Brenda Joice Golden.May you fly high and be rejoiced with our mother.We will miss you very much.You may be gone but not forgotten.RIP your dear sister Terrie Velandia and family.Amen
Cooki Gilbert says
So sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. He was such a kind person and would do anything for anyone. He will be missed by all!
Carole Hart says
Ron and I are praying for you all
Susan & Darryl says
I’ve know you guys for 30 plus plus years and words are hard to express at such a difficult time. I know that Jesus has led Gary to heaven, where he made a place for him. My Joy memory of Gary is each time I was in town and I’d stop by to say hello or even over the phone, Gary would have a big ole smile on his face and say ‘Hey Sue’. You guys were such a blessing for each other. Regina stay strong, rely on family, love deeply.
Vickie Woodham says
I’m sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Thinking of you and your family today. Wishing you all moments of peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Sharon Berdeaux (Rufus) says
We are so sorry for your loss. Gary (Patrick) will be missed dearly. He told me to call him Gary when we all met. So I did even though all around called him Patrick. He was a good man and I pray you find comfort and peace knowing he is with the Lord our God. I leave you with Psalms 34:18. THE LORD IS CLOSE TO THE BROKENHEARTED AND SAVES THOSE WHO ARE CRUSHED IN SPIRIT. God Bless We love you.