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Gary Driskell, 50, Independence, MO passed away February 23, 2008. A visitation will be held 6-8 PM, Feb 29, 2008 at Maywood Baptist Church,10505 Winner Rd, Independence, MO. A celebration of life will be held 10 AM, March 1st at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Gary Driskell Memorial Fund. Gary was born June 13, 1957 in Independence, MO. He was a prominent Contemporary Christian songwriter, singer, and worship leader. Gary was the recipient of two Dove Awards and had songs featured on several gold and platinum recordings. He was a 1975 graduate of Truman HS, attended William Jewell College and Mid America Nazarene University. Gary played first base and pitcher for Queen City & Kiwanis and later coached little league baseball. He lived in Nashville, TN for eleven years, where he was under contract with Gaither, Star Song, and Word publishers. He served as director of music for two years at First Church of the Nazarene in Hutchinson KS, and for thirteen years at Maywood Baptist Church in Independence MO. Gary devoted himself to a tireless study of worship: its origins, development , and impact. Survivors include: parents, Joseph & Barbara Driskell, Independence, MO; wife, Debbie Driskell, of the home; son & daughter in law, Brian & Lori Driskell, Lee’s Summit, MO; daughter, Sarah Driskell, son, Joel Gregory Driskell, Independence, MO; sister & brother in law, Debra Jo & Robert Lynn North Manchester, IN, and several nieces and nephews. (arr. Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 816-313-1677)