Elva Thomas Gaylord, 84, Dowling Park, FL passed away, Sunday, September 17, 2017 in Dowling Park, FL following a long illness. Elva was a lifelong resident of Suwannee County and Live Oak after his birth in Wellborn, FL. He served in the U.S. Navy & retired from the Suwannee County School Board after 34 years of service. Mr. Gaylord was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his wife Carol Gaylord, Live Oak, FL; Daughter; Debra Orr; Step-daughters; Tammy Smithey & Joann Smith; Sons; David Gaylord, Richard Gaylord, William Gaylord, & Josh Miller, Step-sons; Tommy Smithey, & Jimmy Miller; Sister; Mary Berry; Brother; Fred Gaylard. Numerous Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren. Services will be held 3:00 pm Friday, September 22, 2017 at Daniels Memorial Chapel with a visitation from 2:00 - 3:00 pm Prior to the service. Rev. Louis Berry will officiate the services. Interment will follow at McClellan Cemetery. Daniels Funeral Home and Crematory, Live Oak, FL is in charge of the arrangements. Please sign the guest book at danielsfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 19, 2017