Raleigh Hayden Gafford

September 4, 2021

Raleigh Hayden Gafford, 69, of Cantonment, Florida, beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 2, 2021. Raleigh graduated from Woodham High School, Pensacola, Florida, Class of 1970. Before retirement, Raleigh was employed as a Control Room Operator at Solutia Performance Material. Throughout his life he enjoyed fishing, hunting, snow skiing, and many trips with friends to the Gator Nationals. As a result of being raised in a Christian home, Raleigh trusted Jesus as his savior at a young age.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Gloria Ward Gafford, father, Robert Rand Gafford and brother-in-law, Jeff Bates. Mr. Gafford is survived by his sisters, Ramona Gafford Wright and Regena Gafford Bates; nephew, Jason (Angie) Wright; nieces Amber (Chad) Wright Faulk, Kelsey Ann Bates, Kaitlyn Joy Bates; and many great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
September 7, 2021 followed by a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. at Faith Chapel Funeral Home North with Rev. Billy Boles, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.

For the safety of all, the family appreciates the wearing of masks.


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