Robert “Bob” Roy Gargan, 87

Robert Roy Gargan (Bob), passed away at home on March 18, 2021. He was 87 years old.

Bob was born in Detroit, MI, on May 6, 1933, to Adele Mae (Balchunas) and Frank King. He was later adopted by his mothers second husband Martin Gargan, giving him his current surname. Bob was married to Laura Anne (Peterson) for 53 years. Bob spent over 20 years in the Army, retiring in 1971, as Sargent First Class (E7). He was involved in both the Korean and Vietnam conflict. He received the Army Commendation Metal, first and second oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star upon retirement. After retiring from the military, Bob worked in wholesale food distribution as a buyer until 1954. Bob was a member of Lakes Church in Lakeland, FL and supported multiple missions’ groups. He was a patriot and supported various veteran’s groups.

Bob is survived by his wife, Laura, sons, Edward Quintin, Robert (Bob) Gargan, Thomas (Tom) Gargan, and James (Jim) Gargan, daughter, Jennifer (Gargan) Miller, grandchildren, Traci Outlaw, Alicia Stewart, Meghan Bredhal, James Ross Gargan, Madison Gargan, Nathan Gargan, Autumn Miller, Christina Miller, Stephen Miller, and sisters, Sue Kaminiski and Lori Small. Bob was preceded by his grandson, Levi Gargan.

He had a life will lived and full of compassion. A graveside services will be held on March 31, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell, FL. Condolences may be sent to the family at Heath Funeral Chapel.

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