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Harold Gainer Dybdal Sr.
1926 - 2021
Wilson Funeral Home - Panama City
214 Airport Road
Panama City, FL
Harold Gainer Dybdal, Sr.

Lynn Haven - Harold Gainer Dybdal, Sr., 94, of Lynn Haven, FL passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021. He was born September 24, 1926, in Southport, FL. He proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Tabora during World War II and later served in the US Air Force. He was the owner of Pier 77 Seafood Restaurant and Shrimp City Seafood Market on Panama City Beach. He was a former Regional Vice President of Gulf Life Insurance Company. He was a member of the Bay County Historical Society and the Grief and Loss Center of Northwest Florida (WPS).

Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Jefferson Dybdal, Sr., and Sarah Elizabeth "Sallie" Gainer Dybdal, who were among the pioneering families of Bay County; brother Thomas Jefferson Dybdal, Jr.; and infant sister Jennie Louise.

Harold was also preceded in death in 2005 by his wife Jeanette K. Dybdal and most recently by his sweetheart, Quinta Scarfo.

Harold is survived by his children, Harold "Hal" G. Dybdal, Jr.; Sandra Arnold; John Miller (Rita Jean); grandchildren, Eric Arnold (Stephanie), Justin Dybdal (Stephanie), LeAnne Hair (Patrick), Johnny Miller (Teresa), Jackie Papke (Scott); and great-grandchildren, Alex, Kirstin, Makenzie, Skylar, Hudson, Hattie Ruth, Hank, John, and Ashley. He is also survived by Ms. Quinta's family, Lynita Adams, Kyle Powell, and their families.

Harold held a special place in his heart for Sabrina White, whom he considered part of his family, as well as Vickie Scott, John Lenwell, AJ Holloway, and many others that he knew or worked with over the decades.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 2:00 pm in the Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Shane Booker officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2 pm prior to the service. Interment will follow in the Old Southport Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make memorial donations to the Grief and Loss Center of Northwest Florida in memory of Harold G. Dybdal, Sr., (P.O. Box 2084, PC, FL 32402).

Wilson Funeral Home

214 Airport Road, Panama City, FL 32405


Published by Panama City News Herald from Aug. 23 to Aug. 24, 2021.
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My warmest thoughts are with the family during this season. May the warm embrace of The Almighty be felt by each of you.
August 26, 2021
Offering our sincere condolences to the family during this time of deep sorrow. Commendations for your distinguished wartime service in WW II. May God be with the family during this most difficult time.
LT COL Michael H. Sarra
August 24, 2021
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