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.