Iredell County Sergeant Gary Mayhorn Sr., 56, of Taylorsville, N.C., passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville, N.C.

Born in Red Jacket, W.Va., on July 30, 1965, he was the son of the late Donnie Mayhorn and Alice Lee Mayhorn, who survives.

Gary was a member of Sound Doctrine Baptist Church in Taylorsville and for the past 14 years he has served as a Sergeant with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office. A man well known in our community, Gary served faithfully and will be missed by all that knew him.

In addition to his mother, Alice, those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 21 years, Gretchen Gaye Alverson Mayhorn; son, Gary Mayhorn Jr., both of Taylorsville; daughter, Samantha (Dustin) Carter of Mocksville; brothers, Donnie Jr., Mike and Brian Mayhorn; one sister, Linda Christian; and six grandchildren.

The funeral graveside will be held Monday, October 11, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. at Iredell Memorial Gardens with Rev. Jeff Webb officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to any local animal shelter.

Thoughts of comfort may be left online at

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Deputy Gary Mayhorn Sr.

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