Robert "Bob" Gavin

Monday February 19, 1934 - Monday January 11, 2021
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Deceased Name: Robert Evon "Bob" Gavin
Date of Birth: Monday, February 19, 1934
Date of Death: Monday, January 11, 2021

Private graveside service for Robert Evon "Bob" Gavin, 86 of Ferriday, LA will be held at Greenlawn Memorial Park, under the direction of Young's Funeral Home of Ferriday. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Bob was born on Monday, February 19, 1934 in Jones County, MS and passed away Monday, January 11, 2021. He was a member of Ferriday First Baptist Church, a Shriner, and in the Masonic Lodge. Bob spent several years teaching, coaching, and as principle and superintendent, where he was a role model for so many kids. He later went into real-estate, where he was owner and operator of Century 21. Once he sold Century 21, he started Bob Gavin's Appraisal Service, and finally retired at 82 years old. Bob was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be missed by everyone who knew him, but his legacy will live on.

He is reunited by parents, Clyde Willie Gavin & Candace Flossie Gavin; four brothers Julius Gavin, Dennis Gavin, Charles Gavin, and Wendell Gavin; and sister, Lydia Mathews,

Bob leaves behind his wife of 66 years, Margie Gavin of Ferriday, LA; two daughters, Candace Gavin of Ridgecrest, LA and Gayle Wimberly & husband David of Brandon, MS; granddaughter, Amanda Gonzaga & her husband Juan; six grandsons, Wayne Wimberly & his fiancée' Heather Donahoo, Andrew Gore & his wife Merisha, Scott Wimberly, Landon Dowdy & his wife Jackie, Robbie Gore & his wife Dalya, Corey Dowdy & his wife Megan; 12 great-grandchildren, Isaac, Nathan, Robert, Joshua, Ianna, Adelin, Elijah, Mary Evelyn, Hayes, Evie, Bryce, and Lucas; two brothers, Carlon Gavin of New Britton, CT and Marvin Gavin & his wife Elaine of Laurel, MS; and sister, Willie Clyde Moore of Jasper County, MS. He leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

Pallbearers will be Wayne Wimberly, Andrew Gore, Scott Wimberly, Landon Dowdy, Robbie Gore, Corey Dowdy, and Juan Gonzaga.

The family would like to express a special thanks to Mary Coleman, Christine Caulkins, and Encompass Home Health & Hospice.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Riverview Baptist Church (PO Box 1436 Savannah, TN 38372) or Shriner's Children Hospital or charity of your choice.

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    Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery
    Natchez, MS 39120
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Chuck Windham

Posted at 09:48am
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Gavin Family. Bob, was a great friend and a great man.
I know he is now on Gods hands.
I will always remember the great times with Bob and Margie , we will be laughing all the way to Heaven !


Fay Mabry

Posted at 04:35pm
He will live on in the lives of all he touched. Remembering all of the family in our prayers during this time. Fay Mabry

Jodie Lee & Linda Bland

Posted at 04:04pm
Jodie and I would like to express our sincere condolences to all the family. Bob was our Sunday School teacher and friend for many years. We have many precious memories with Bob and Margie over the years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We love y’all and hate that we can’t be with you at this time.

Jodie Lee and Linda Bland

Dan West

Posted at 05:28am
I express sorrow to the family and friends of Mr. Robert Evon "Bob" Gavin. I pray our Lord's love, comfort and strength for each of you. Margie, Candace and Gayle I am praying with you and add of your family. My love makes me want to be with you. I regret that the current restrictions make that impossible. I am so thankful for Bob and all he means to you and to all who knew and loved him. One day we will all know the glories of Heaven as Bob knows them today.

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