MSgt Gary A. DuPriest, USAF Ret. passed away Friday, December 13, 2019 in a
San Antonio hospital. He was 77.
Gary was born September 10, 1942 in Fort Monroe, Virginia to William DuPriest and
Vera Burrier DuPriest. He was raised in Long Island, New York and graduated from East
Meadow High School. He served his country honorably in the Air Force retiring after 21
years of service. He received many awards including the Air Force Commendation Medal.
Gary also received a Master’s degree from Southwest Texas University. He was a man of
many interests. He was very involved in the TMRA and was their Past President. He was also
a Gypsy retired lifer. He enjoyed motorcycle riding and opportunities to travel abroad.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Billy Mack, Jr., Tootie and Gilbert;
sister Patricia Vitela; daughter Wendy Gay Pope; and his former wife Barbara. He is
survived by his wife Teresa. Their relationship started in 1995. Also surviving are daughters
Donna J. Kraft and husband Mike and Coleen R. DuPriest; grandchildren Michael Kraft II,
Sarah Richardson, Zachary Allen Kraft, Mariska Buron, B.J. Pope, Caroline Pope and
Nicole Nicole Schwarz; great grandchild Berlin Richardson and other extended family
members, neighbors and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, December 20th at Grimes Funeral Chapels of
Bandera at 11:00 AM with Military Honors. Rev. John Munson will officiate.
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