Obituary: Carl Gayler


Carl Sevoy Gayler, 92, of Mountain View, Arkansas, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

Carl was born on Sept. 16, 1928, to the late Ira Owen and Zadie (Dobbins) Gayler.

Carl worked in a variety of jobs around the United States in his early life including picking
dates in Indio, California, four years in the United States Air Force, and construction and carpentry.

He settled back in Mountain View with his family in his mid-forties where he primarily built homes for families.

Carl was a loving, devoted family man who enjoyed spending time in nature whether hunting, fishing or simply taking a drive with loved ones through the forest. Well known for
his humor and antics, he enjoyed spending time with friends and family playing cards, cooking fish and fritters for special occasions, and being known as a hard-working, kind, and fair man.

He is survived by his loving wife of 73 years, Eva Naomi (Hedges) Gayler; his children Ivan
Carl Gayler, Carla Sue (Gayler) Mabry, and Keith Sevoy Gayler; six grandchildren, Mariah Gayler, Jerrod Jay Mabry, Nathan Jay Mabry, Angelica Gaia Gayler, Mila Iva Gayler, and Graham Henry Gayler; and one great-grandchild Denali Bryce Gayler.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents Ira Owen and Zadie Gayler and his seven
siblings, Grady Gayler, Odis Gayler, Jewel Thomas, Opal Thomas, Lavon Stevens,
Jennings Gayler, and Maxine Lawrence.

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