Don Gavin

February 27, 2018

​Don Gavin, 75, of Jay, Florida, passed away on February 22, 2018, at Santa Rosa Medical Hospital in Milton. Don was born November 22, 1942, to Alton and Martha Gavin and resided in the Jay area most of his life.

Don was in the construction industry most of his life until he retired in 2009. He loved sports and enjoyed following his sons and grandchildren in the various sporting events they were involved in over the years. He and his wife loved spending time with their grandchildren more than anything. Don was an outgoing person who never met a stranger and loved his profession. Most of the people associated with the commercial construction industry in the area could probably tell you a story or two about Don’s good-natured humor through the years.

Don married Sandy Davis on December 3, 1963. He leaves two sons, Wayne (Jamie), of Jay, Florida, and Al, of Jay, Florida; sisters, Ernestine (Bob) Stone of Jacksonville, Florida, Geraldine Hawkins of Nashville, Tennessee; brother, Carlos (Kathy) of Jay, Florida; four grandchildren, Zach, Lauren, Josh, and Taylor; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 41 years, Sandy Davis Gavin; his parents, Alton and Martha Gavin; and brother, Benny Gavin.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at Holland Town Holiness Church, Jay, Florida.

Burial was at the church cemetery.

The family is indebted to Santa Rosa Health and Rehab for the last few months of his care. The family would also like to thank Dr. David Smith and staff for the numerous years of health care.


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