Gerald A. Blanchard

  • Born: February 17, 1939
  • Died: December 17, 2014
  • Location: North Port, Florida

Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory

2151 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

info@robersonfh.com
Tel. 941-629-3141

Tribute & Message From The Family


Gerald A. Blanchard, 75, of North Port, Florida passed away Wednesday, December 17, 2014 peacefully at his home.

Gerald was born to Julius and Myrtle Blanchard on February 17, 1939 in Morganza, Louisiana and moved to Southwest, FL 17 years ago from Memphis, TN. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and an avid pilot. He was owner and operator of Bay Breeze Boat Rentals in Englewood, FL for many years. Gerald was a professional fisherman and pioneer for the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. Gerald enjoyed life to the fullest and loved his family dearly. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Brenda; 2 sons, Joseph Blanchard of Ft. Myers, FL and Jason Blanchard of Estero, FL; a sister, Star Milton of Baton Rouge, LA; a brother, Bennett Blanchard and 3 grandchildren, Justin, Preston and Gavin.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date by the family.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Miss you dad, still think about you every day.

Posted by Joseph Blanchard - Porter, TX - Family   December 17, 2020

Thinking of you all.., Please let me know when & where you are going to have memorial service. Love Court

Posted by Court Wilson Zurfluh - Mobile, AL   December 22, 2015

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It's been exactly one year since you left us dad. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you and the wonderful memories you left us with. Still can't believe your gone. I love you and miss you dad!

Posted by Joey Blanchard - Porter, TX - Son   December 17, 2015

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Brenda, Joey & Jay I am so sorry to hear about Gerald (Geeb). I have so many wonderful memories of him & ya'll at Mid-South. I enjoyed the 20 years working for Geeb, we were like family. He was a very special man. Sending prayers to you & the boys........xoxoxoxo3

Posted by Sherry Martin Brown - Shalimar, FL - friend   January 08, 2015

My sweet brother. I miss you so much. I treasure each memory I have of you while growing up. God blessed you with a great life and a wonderful family. I know you are looking down on us with a big smile.

Posted by Starr Milton - geismar, LA - sister   January 08, 2015

Brenda, Joey, Jay and Family, My heart just hurts for all of you. I don't know what to say, I am so sorry for your loss but I can't help but think that Christopher, having passed so recently was right there in the light to greet Gerald when he arrived. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will never forget your Father and Ya'll s love and kindness over the years in Countrywood.
Love,
Nancyjean and Peter

Posted by Nancyjean Marshall Frick - Spring Hill, FL - Friends   January 07, 2015

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Posted by Sherry Brown - Shalimar, FL   January 04, 2015

What can we all say. He was a friend who I worked for and with for nearly 30 years. He was a great guy to work for and as a friend we enjoyed so many hours hunting and fishing together along with Joey and Jay as little boys and later as young men. Dottie and I enjoyed many weekends enjoying Gerald's and Brenda's company. Looking back so many memories from work. play and
watching our children grow up together. Hard not to be sad, but the good times will always bring a smile to my face. He will be remembered in our hearts for as long as we live.

Posted by John Wilson - Memphis, TN - Friend   December 30, 2014

I have so many wonderful memories of my dad. My fondest memories of my father were spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing. He started taking my brother and I at early ages and to this day it is still my favorite pastime. We spent so many great weekends in the woods and on the water and I can't thank him enough for introducing me to the outdoors. I know there were so many times my brother and I would drive him crazy and trust me he would let us know when we did, but we would always keep on going. He has left me with so many great memories of our adventures. I wish so much we could all go on one more hunting or fishing trip together but I know even though he may not be there physically, his memory will still be with with me everyday. I love you dad, may you rest in peace.

Posted by Joseph Blanchard - Fort Myers, FL - Son   December 21, 2014

Brenda, Joey and Jay

My family.... all these years.

May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. I will see you all soon and we can celebrate Gerald's remarkable life.

Please remember that you are not alone always here for you.

I love you all.

Posted by Courtney Wilson Zurfluh - Mobile, AL   December 19, 2014