Norman Robert Gallant, age 68, Floral City, died April 11, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of Citrus County. Norman was born April 29, 1945, in Fall River, Mass., to the late Norman B. And Loretta (Hunt) Gallant. He served his country in the U.S. Navy
during the Vietnam era aboard ship as a navigator of hurricane planes. Norman was the owner/operator of his own auto body repair shop for many years. He enjoyed socializing with his friends, surfing the Internet for research in history and science and was an Internet poker champ.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 20 years, Linda Gallant; his son Jason (Crystal) Gallant, Newport, N.C.; stepson Jason (Gretchen) Gray, Leesburg, Fla.; brothers Rick Gallant, Safety Harbour, Fla., Dennis Gallant, Largo, Fla., David (Candy) Gallant, Inverness and Donald (Mary) Gallant, Edison, N.J.; sisters Janine Gallant, West Keansburg, N.J., and Michelle (Leon) Fowler, Lorton, Va.; grand-stepchildren Blake Robinson and Ansley and Andon Gray; and several nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Stewart.
A tribute to Norman's life will be at 1 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014, at Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, with military honors. The family will greet friends in visitation from noon until the hour of service. Burial will be later at the Florida National Cemetery. Please consider a memorial donation to Hospice of Citrus County, P.O. Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464 to continue their wonderful care of others as they did for Norman, in lieu of flowers.