John Gilbert GallantMay 14, 1934 ~ April 29, 2017 (age 82)
John Gilbert Gallant, 82, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 29, 2017. John was born May 14, 1934 in Haverhill, MA to the late Joseph and Beatrice Gallant.
John met the love of his life, Janice Lorene Marshall, and they were married on September 17, 1971, for 45 years.
John proudly served his country in the Air Force for twenty years, retired and continued in the petroleum business for the Florida pipeline GATX, then went to work for the State of Florida as a fuel inspector. John pursued many passions over his life time including carpentry, wood working building trivets and birdhouses, playing the piano, spending time with family and serving the Lord through many missionary endeavors.
John was preceded in death by his loving wife, Janice and siblings, Helen, Joe and Raymond.
Survivors include sisters, Lorett and Marie; children, Eric, Wayne, Valerie, Johnny and Marcella Eubanks, Cheryl Fuller, Julie and Scott McLaughlin; three grandchildren, Brittany and Ryan, Krista and Adam and Michelle, and two great‑grandchildren, Mykayla and Waylon.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Cowee Baptist Church with Rev. Jason Smith, Rev. Ronnie Branson and Rev. Chris Ciufo officiating. Full military honors will be performed following the service. The family will receive friends from 10:00 ‑ 10:45 am prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Cowee Baptist Church Building Fund, 6301 Bryson City Road, Franklin, NC 28734.
Bryant‑Grant Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Gallant family. Online condolences may be made at bryantgrantfuneralhome.com.
Cowee Baptist Church Building Fund
6301 Bryson City Road, Franklin NC 28734