GAILLARD, NELSON M., 86
Ocala - Nelson M. Gaillard, 86, passed away on April 29, 2014 in Jacksonville, FL surrounded by his family and caregiver. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara of 47 years and his two sisters.
Nelson was born in Orlando, FL and he proudly served his country in the Merchant Marines during the Korean Conflict. He moved to Ocala, FL from Stanton, TN in 1957 and has resided in Ocala for 57 years.
Nelson retired from the State of Florida Dept. of Transportation in Ocala after 25 years.
He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to fish, hunt and RV camp with friends.
He was Secretary and Past Master of Stanton Masonic Lodge 640 and a member of the Inverness Elks Lodge 2522.
He leaves behind a devoted daughter, Cathy McAlister (Paul); two grandchildren, Jason and Melanie McAlister; a niece, Pam Parker (Alan); his companion Joyce Morrison and beloved dog, Tiger.
A memorial service will be held at Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services, 910 E. Silver Springs Blvd, Ocala, FL on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 11am.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of NE Florida.
Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services
910 E Silver Springs Blvd Ocala, FL 34470
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from May 9 to May 10, 2014