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“Thinking of you all.., Please let me know when & where you are going to have memorial service. Love Court ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Court Wilson Zurfluh - Mobile, AL

“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...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Joey Blanchard - Porter, TX - Son

“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...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Sherry Martin Brown - Shalimar, FL

“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...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Starr Milton - geismar, LA

“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...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Nancyjean Marshall Frick - FL

“My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Sherry Brown - Shalimar, FL

“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...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: John Wilson - Memphis, TN

“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...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Joseph Blanchard - Fort Myers, FL

“Brenda, Joey and JayMy family.... all these years.May peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. I will see you all soon and we can...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Courtney Wilson Zurfluh - Mobile, AL


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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.