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Official Obituary of

Gavin Reece Carico

August 4, 2006 ~ February 14, 2024 (age 17) 17 Years Old

Gavin Carico Obituary

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of GAVIN REECE CARICO, 17, of Wayne, WV, a beloved son, brother, and grandson. Gavin departed from this world unexpectedly on February 14, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of laughter, kindness, and cherished memories.

Born on August 4, 2006, in Huntington, WV, Gavin brought immeasurable joy to his parents Elysaa and Luther Carico; his sister, Rylee Carico; maternal grandparents Sandy Stephens and the late James Stephens; paternal grandparents Larry and Teresa Carico; great grandmother, Elsie Carico, all of Wayne; special cousins who were more like sisters, Ashley (Ryan) Mills of Wayne, and Allison (Brian) Watts of Lavalette, W.Va.; best friend Paislee Nicole Mills of Wayne; uncle Jeremiah (Tonya) Stephens; aunt Lisa Barager, of Wayne; additional cousins Tristen Drake Barager and his family of Raceland, Ky., Greyson Mills of Wayne, Ryder Terry, Macy Watts, and Matthew Watts, all of Lavalette; as well as family, and friends too numerous to count. 

Gavin was a Junior at Wayne High School and enjoyed all things outdoors.  His empathetic nature made him a valued friend to many, and his ability to listen without judgment offered solace to those in need. Gavin's kind and joyful spirit left an indelible mark on all who crossed his path.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2024, at Harmony Freewill Baptist Church with Brother Greg Michels and Pastor Larry Carico officiating.  Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery Annex with Jordan Adams, Brayden Bloss, Brady Dyer, Fisher Fry, Ronnie Staley, Tanner McMillion, Lucas Queen, Cooper Adkins, Tucker Riffe, Owen Queen, Bryson Cook, Logan Prater, and Isaac Meddings serving as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.  Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Johnson Tiller Funeral Home is honored to serve the Carico family.    

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February 19, 2024

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Harmony Freewill Baptist Church

Funeral Service
February 19, 2024

3:00 PM
Harmony Freewill Baptist Church


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