Edwin Lafayette Gillette, age 89 passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Mr. Gillette was born on December 1, 1929, in Miami, Florida to his departed parents: Westly Gillette and Hildred "Brown" Gillette.
Edwin served in the US Coast Guard from 1950 to 1953, out of Miami, Florida. Loved fishing and being outside and near water.
Survived by his wife: Pauline "Hillbauer" Gillette, Panacea, Florida; son: Steve (Elma) Gillette, Panacea, Florida; brother: John Gillette, Jacksonville, Florida; grand children: Becky (Clint) Hubbard, Betsy (Nate) Deviney, Laura (James) Case, Jimmy (Emily) Cockerham and 6 great-grandchildren. Edwin is preceded by daughter; Cynthia Gillette Cockerham, Augusta, Georgia.
Family is requesting in lieu of flowers that a donations be sent in Edwin's name, to St.Jude Children's Hospital.
Burial with graveside services are at 1:00 pm, Thursday, January 24, at the Tallahassee National Cemetery,5015 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral and Cremation Services, 2758 Coastal Hwy., Crawfordville, Florida 32327. 850-926-4407.
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