Leonard “Lenny” Rabon Gabbard, Jr. of Milton, Florida departed us on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in his home surrounded by immediate family.
He was born on June 4, 1972 in Mt Clemens, Michigan. He will be remembered by living life to the fullest, despite having serious health complications for several years; enriching others’ lives with his humorous antics and wise cracks and being the best husband, father, and friend to many.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla Gabbard; his children, Rebecca (Richard) Francis, Cody (Zoe) Gabbard, Cameron Gabbard and Connor Gabbard; one grandchild, Lincoln Gabbard; his father, Leonard Gabbard, Sr.; his sister, Dawn (Robert) Sergeichik and a host of nieces, nephews, and close family friends.
A celebration of life will be held on August 10 & 11 at 3:00pm at his Florida residence.
Francisco Noel Deichler, 24, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
Michael Edward Kimey, 71, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
Josef William Kelm, 29 years old, of Navarre, Florida, passed away on Friday, July 3, 2019, at his family home after a courageous 8 year battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Born in Hammond, Indiana, on April 4, 1990; Josef graduated from Oblong High School class of 2008 before crossing into the blue and enlisting as a Security Forces Airman in the U.S. Air Force. He served his country from March 2009 to February 2014, with a deployment to Afghanistan.
Josef’s first duty station was Malmstrom AFB in Montana where he functioned as a 741st Security Forces Squadron Escort Team member. After a permanent change of duty station, he was then assigned to the 647th Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. His career was cut short due to a diagnosis of ALS, receiving a medical retirement as a Senior Airman.
Josef is survived by his wife of 7 years, Sharlene Kelm; his 4 year old daughter, Jinora; his mother, Barbrie Kelm; father, Stephen Kelm; sister, Hollie; and brothers, Stephen Jr. and Alan.
The Kelm Family would like to thank the staff at Emerald Coast Hospice, Synergy Home Care, and the Pensacola VA Clinic for their attentive and compassionate services provided during Josef’s long illness. A special thank you to Josef’s mother and her dedicated care for him, especially during the last few months while he and his wife focused on cherished memories and love for each other. Sharlene would also like to express her sincere thanks to everyone’s unending support through the years and continued prayers during the Kingdom of Kelmdor's most difficult time.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, July 19, 2019 at 10:00 AM at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 7552 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, Florida 32566.
Shari Lynn Ward, 58, of Destin, Florida passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019.
Ronald Hugh Dibble, 81, passed away on Sunday, June 30, 2019 surrounded by his family in Pensacola, Florida.
He was born on January 27, 1938, in Bagley, Minnesota to parents, James Dibble and Marion King. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1955 and retired after 38 years of service as an aircraft electrician. It was during this time, that his met his wife of 34 years, Peggy, at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida. After his retirement, he enjoyed building model airplanes, collecting comic books, singing, cracking jokes, and telling stories. Lovingly known as Papa, he was an extremely proud family man.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Peggy and parents, James and Marion.
He is survived by his daughter, Julie O’Mara; five other children; granddaughters, Kayla May and Peggy Carter; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 3:00pm (cst) at the Saint Dominic Catholic Church, 3308 15th Street, Panama City, Florida 32405.
Gerald L. Sly, Sr., 57, of Golden Valley, Arizona passed away on Saturday, June 29, 2019.
Donnie Mark Dies, 59, of Freeport, Florida passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019.
Eric Brian Skeel, 49, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Friday, June 28, 2019.
William John Wells, 84, of Navarre, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
Kevin Glen Rich, 61, of McDavid, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019.
He was born on December 4, 1957 in Daytona, Florida to parents, Harvey Edwin Rich and Mary Louise Mathis and graduated from Eaton Rapids High School, Class of 1977. Kevin served in the United States Marine Corp as a baker. He held many different jobs including, a tree surgeon, Mr. Mom, a bridge builder and a farmer. Some of his greatest accomplishments were providing for his family, living life to the fullest and being the best father a family could hope for. We have many fond memories of the many river trips and being around the farm.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Deborah Lucille Rich; his parents; his grandmother, Ruby Mathis; brothers, Douglas Hampton Rich, Barry Earl Rich and Brian Keith Rich and house mother, Wilma Bailey.
He is survived by his daughter, Christine Ann Rich; brothers, Patrick A. Rich, Donald E. Rich and Daniel Lee Rich; sister, Debbie Rich; house sisters, Suzanne O’Brien and Renee Evans; best friends, Jason Lamb, Randy Bailey, Marion Bailey and Eunice Bailey; close family friend, Seema Jeter and Baby Rich, his dog.
Kevin was so full of life. He never met a stranger he didn’t befriend and loved all of his animals, four dogs, 60 chickens, nine honey beehives and an adopted goat. The VFW Home in Eaton Rapids, Michigan has many great memories of his childhood. He was the neighborhood Dad to all of the children and he will be deeply missed by all the lives he has touched. The love and memory of him will always be in our hearts.
A Graveside Service will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 2:00pm at Bay Springs Full Gospel Church Cemetery, 10351 County Road 97A, McDavid, Florida 32568.
Dan DeBardi, 94, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
Dorothy Beck McElgunn, 90, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019.
Otis Wavrell Smith, 68, Pensacola, Florida passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019.
Christopher Ramos Wilson, 33, of Milton, Florida passed away on Monday, June 24, 2019.
Dwayne Edward Chandler, 70, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
Timothy Jerome Crum, 41, of Jacksonville, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2019.
A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019 with visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 am and service at 11:00 am at Church of the Living God, 226 Wise Road, McKenzie, Alabama 36456. Interment will immediately follow the service at New Oak Grove Cemetery.
James Webster Hooper, Jr., 94, of Harvey, Louisiana passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019.
Brian James Dustin, 65, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019.
Carol Yvonne McLendon, 63, of Freeport, Florida passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Ft. Walton Beach Medical Center. She was born on July 19, 1955 in Lakeland, Florida to the late Robert and Shirley Weatherford.
Carol was an entrepreneur throughout her life, owning several businesses including a family restaurant where people would line up for her delicious hamburgers. She was always trying new things and accomplishing new goals in her life. Carol was a great salesperson and loved to buy and sell things and seek out a great deal. She loved the beach, decorating and tending her plant and also spent much of her life making life better for others. Carol fostered children and had helped many people get back on their feet, going as far as giving them a place to stay when their home had burned down or if they just needed a hand up. Carol always wanted others to know they had value in their lives. However, her greatest love was her family. She always tried to keep them close and let them know how much they meant to her and how much she loved them and that her family was always her greatest accomplishment.
Carol is preceded in passing by her loving husband and father of their children, Dow Q. Lowe.
She is survived by her husband, Marc McLendon; daughters, Rosanna (Jason) Sperry, Amber (Robert) Naumowicz and Erin (Dan) Coler; grandchildren, Harlie, Zachery, Trevor, Abby, Evan Sophie, Colton, Vivian, R.J. and Victoria.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Family-Funeral & Cremation, 7253 Plantation Road, Pensacola, Florida 32504.
Alonzo Lenny Smith, 58, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 with visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 am, service at 11;00 am at Pensacola First Assembly of God, 4301 Bayou Blvd., Pensacola, Fl 32503. Interment will immediately follow service at Resthaven Gardens Cemetery, 1084 Massachusetts Ave., Pensacola, Fl 32505.
Anna Mae King, 84, of Mary Esther, Florida passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Viola Mae Day, 91, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
James Albert Love, Sr., 61, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
MIchael Allen Pietrzykowski, 58, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2019.