Gary Miles Loucks, 65, a native of Kansas City, Mo., passed away Aug. 25, 2009, unresponsive to hospital treatment following a single car accident near his home in Waxahachie. Gary was a retired engineering magnet school librarian with the Kansas City, Missouri School District, with assignments that included Model Cities, Title I programs and the Lincoln Academy. 

He was a graduate of East High, University of Missouri-Kansas City and Central Missouri State University. He also completed course work toward his doctorate at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa. In retirement years, he was a volunteer for several community causes and events. Love for learning was a constant in his life, along with an attitudinal mantra of never-give-up-on-your-education that he helped to instill in others. He studied history and civilization, educational theory, genealogy, formal coursework in network engineering and recently took correspondence classes in physics and the quantum theory. He was an avid supporter of the sciences and humanities, the arts, meals-on-wheels and local charities.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick Marion Loucks and Doris Mae (White) Loucks; and brother, Frederick Marion Loucks Jr. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 43 years, Camilla Lynn (Klement) Loucks; daughter, Jeannette Monique Loucks; son-in-law, Kendall Lee Drew; grandsons, Hamilton Miles Drew and Allister Jo Lynn Drew, and had the fortune of grandchildren, by his daughter’s marriage, Christopher Ross Drew, Lindsay Danielle Drew and Kendall Lee Drew II; his brothers-in-law, Russell Elliott and Randall Edson Klement and their wives Kay and Nancy; his sisters-in-law, Cynthia Ruth Milliron and Janna Lee Cornett and their husbands Ron and Jimmy; and many beloved nieces, nephews and their extended families.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home. The celebration of his life and memorial service will be held at 2 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to Meals-On-Wheels, 503 Ferris Avenue, Waxahachie, TX 75165 or Lancaster Outreach Center, 123 Alexander St., Lancaster, TX 75146.

Arrangements are under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home.