May 7, 1951 - August 22, 2012
John Joseph Gant passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital in Pensacola. The son of the late Austin, Sr., and Beatrice Bryant Gant, Mr. Gant was born in Pensacola on May 7, 1951. He was a graduate of Pensacola High School. He retired from the Escambia County School Board after 20 years of service being employed at Scenic Heights, Ernest Ward, Century, Byrneville and J.M. Tate schools. He also sat on the hiring board for the School Board. He retired from the U.S. Army after 25 years of dedicated service. Mr. Gant was preceded in death by his brother, Austin Gant, Jr.; a sister, Diane Gant; mother-in-law Mrs. Mary Galloway and a special niece Wanda Elaine Robinson. Surviving his departure is his loving and devoted wife of 20 years, Mrs. Jeanette Galloway-Gant; daughter, Kavonda Williams; two loving and devoted sons, Jimmy (Chitema) Wilson and Luthieran (Deborah) Brown; one loving and devoted sister and brother-in-law Josephine (Horace) Hill; three loving and devoted brothers Anthony (Carolyn) Gant, Eli (Juanita) Gant, all of Pensacola, and David (Marilyn) Gant of Jacksonville, FL; and sister-in-law Quentelia Gant of Columbus, GA; 21 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; one aunt, Mrs. Ophelia King of Detroit, MI; devoted cousins Mrs. Pearline McClendon of Pensacola and Mrs. Earline Trimble of Detroit, MI. He is also survived by brothers and sisters-in-law Delores (Walter) Howard, Ernestine Fountain, Earline (Ernest) Brown, Dorothy (Dock) Peterson, Sylvester (Rebecca) Galloway, James (Katy) Galloway and Johnny (Louise) Galloway; God-sister Mrs. Pauline Tolbert; and a whole host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends who loved John dearly and will miss him. John was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Otha Leverette, III. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 29, 2012 from 6 until 8 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North, Cantonment. Funeral services will be Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 12:00 noon at Faith Chapel North with Rev. Otha Leverette officiating. Burial will be at Barrancas National Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded.
John Joseph Gant passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at Select Specialty Hospital in Pensacola. The son of the late Austin, Sr., and Beatrice Bryant Gant, Mr. Gant was born in Pensacola on May 7, 1951. He was a graduate of Pensacola High... View Obituary & Service Information
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