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Leslie Earl (Jose) Gabbard

Leslie Earl (Jose) Gabbard passed from this earth on Wednesday July 15th 2020 at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. He was born to the union of James Oval and Marcella Constance Key Gabbard in Round Hill, KY on August 29th 1948. He was 71. 

He was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his beautiful wife of many years, Shirley Gabbard, his mother, a sister Deborah Tovar, a brother Foy (Janice) Gabbard, two daughters Amber (Kevin) Ritter, and Ginger Ledezma, and a son Aubry (Monica) Clark. Gabbard had seven grandchildren, Colin and Sophie Ritter, Sean, Beau and Kara Clark, Brendan, and Andrew Loyd as well as five nieces and nephews, five great nieces and nephews, and one great-great niece.


Les was a member of Mary Ester Church of Christ in Ft. Walton Beach, FL. He loved his home state of Kentucky. He especially loved Kentucky during the autumn. He really enjoyed researching all types of music. He enjoyed photography and computer technology. He was a Vietnam veteran and a proud UK basketball fan. He was a friend to all.


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