James "Jamie" Ganote, age 63, of Live Oak, FL passed away Friday, April 21, 2017 at Shands UF Health in Gainesville, FL following a brief illness. He was born in Louisville, KY moving to Live Oak ten years ago from St. Pete/Clearwater, FL. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam as a Military Policeman. His life was music. He started playing the drums at the age of 12 and was a musician for over fifty years.
He was predeceased by his mother, Willis Kathern Williams.
He is survived by his wife, Janice Ganote, Live Oak; three daughters, Sarah Davidson, Jacksonville, FL; Chrystal O'Brien and Tammy Pierce-Ortiz both of Sanford, FL; his father and step-mother, Leonard Thomas and Elaine Ganote, LaGrange, KY; four brothers, Steven Ganote, Robert Wesley Ganote, Thomas Ganote and David Ganote; seven grandchildren.
A Celebration of his life will be held at Jamie's home, 10040 95th Dr., Live Oak, 6 p.m., Saturday, April 29, 2017, with Pastor John Dumas officiating.
In lieu of flowers please bring your favorite food and drinks to the celebration.
Please sign the guestbook at www.harrisfuneralhomeinc.net.
Harris Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc., Live Oak, FL is in charge of all arrangements.
Published on April 25, 2017