Jimmy Joel Gaillard, 68 of Holt passed away on Sunday July 11, 2021. Mr. Gaillard was born January 11, 1953, in Greenville, South Carolina and lived in Okaloosa County to be a longtime resident.
Jimmy enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1970, where he received the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal along with getting the recognition of being an M-16 Expert. After an honorable discharge leaving the military, Jimmy went on to working for White Wilson Medical Center where he retired after 35 years.
Jimmy had a passion for living the country life especially fishing and hunting. His big heart will be surely missed by his family and friends. His charm and giving nature when he would do things for others; expecting nothing in return never went unnoticed. Jimmy loved his grandkids; his face would light up every time they where close.
Jimmy is preceded in death by his wife Marcia Gaillard, son, Scott Gaillard, his parents, W. Steele and Ruby Gaillard, Sister and brother-in-law Herman & Judy Barrow.
Jimmy is survived by his daughter Callie (Bobby Slay) Gaillard, Kym (Gary) Johnson brother, Douglas (Penny) Gaillard of Tennessee, Martin (Teresa) Gaillard of Crestview, sister, Lynn Nichols of Texas, grandchildren, McKenna Knowles & Travis Lundy, Jaylah Johnson, four nieces, Kristeena Ashby, Jeanie (Don) Smith, Shawnaree (Gary P) Smith, Dawn Mann, Three Nephews, Dean (Lou) Barrow, Jeremy Nichols, David (Erin) Gaillard, along with numerous great and great great nieces and nephews.
Funeral Service will be held Friday July 23, 2021, beginning at 11am, Graveside at Old Bethel Cemetery on Old Bethel Road in Crestview Florida.
You may leave your condolences on www.brackneyfuneralservice.com
Tommy Mccurley (Life friend )
July 21, 2021, 12:00 am
I lived by Jimmy when we were children! He was always a friend to me and very kind to me! I knew him all my life ! Rest In Peace my friend you will be missed.
July 21, 2021, 12:00 am
Dear family and friends,
I am so very sorry for your loss.
With Deep Sympathy,
White-Wilson Medical Center
Norman Friedman (friend)
July 25, 2021, 12:00 am
Big man with a big heart! Rest in peace Jimmy.
Debbie Hannah Underfinger (coworker )
July 26, 2021, 12:00 am
Knew Jimmy when my dad first moved to Crestview in 77. My dad worked with him and spoke highly of Jimmy.
I was floored when I saw Jimmy behind the desk at the clinic.
Jimmy was a good man with a good heart. Prayers for his family.
September 30, 2021, 1:14 am
May you Rest In Peace, my friend, Jimmy.
It was a true pleasure and honor to have been your friend and doctor for so many years. I know that you are now in a very special place.
May God bless your family,
September 30, 2021, 3:00 am
Jimmy- thank you for sharing the time you did. You’re missed beyond words. I’ll fix what I can around the job in you memory my friend.
Deepest sympathies and love always, Benita