Bobby Joe Gifford, 80, of Trenton, formerly of Port St. Lucie, Florida, died from complications of a lengthy illness on Thursday, April 27, 2017. He was a 1955 graduate of Dade County High School where he was active in sports and music.
He was retired from the state of Florida Management Services. In his management role there, he traveled the United Stated extensively. He was a skilled mechanic and loved the outdoors, especially fishing. He appreciated automobiles, especially trucks, and owned and took care of several in his lifetime. He was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Buck and Opal Gifford, and sister, Peggy Fulk, all of Trenton.
Surviving include his son Timothy Paul (Paula) Gifford of Spring Hill, Tenn.; daughter, Julie Gifford (Matt) Corbin, and granddaughter, Jaclyn of Nashville; sisters, Carlene (Ted) Camp of Trenton and Laura (Johnny) Ellison of Flat Rock; one niece, five nephews and many cousins.
A memorial service for family and friends is scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, in the Merrill Chapel at Silent Word Ministries, 6250 Hwy 136 East, Trenton.
Thank you to Tapestry Hospice of Calhoun, Georgia, and Mary & Martha Personal Care Home of Rossville, Georgia, for their care, love and compassion.
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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton, Georgia.