GySgt. Harold Dean Bargeron, Sr., age 82, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial in Orange City after a valiant 2 year battle with cancer.
He was one of twenty children born to the late Benjamin and Katie (Amerson) Bargeron on August 14, 1935 in Lyons, GA.
After high school, he enlisted in the US Marine Corp. and served with distinction from 1952-1973 serving proudly in Vietnam. He retired as a Gunnery Sergeant.
He enjoyed fishing, watching Gunsmoke, The Andy Griffith Show and Wheel of Fortune. He loved all animals especially his favorite four legged daughter “Cricket”.
Mr. Bargeron is preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Katie Bargeron, wife, Bobbie Jean Bargeron, daughter, Tami Molligi, grandson, Kelly Mixon and all of his siblings.
He leaves behind his children; Pam (Ray) Lory, Elizabeth Laycock, Shontelle (David) Hardy and Harold (Julie) Bargeron, Jr., step-sons, Tony (Marie) Brown, Stan (Claudia) Brown and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends he loved with all his heart.
He was very devoted to all his children; he will always be in their hearts.
Services will be at 11:00 am on Monday, December 11, 2017 in the Burgess Chapel with Pastor Frank Camarotti officiating.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday at Oxley-Heard.
He will be laid to rest in Green Pine Cemetery with full military honors.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital at https://dm2.gofund.me/gunnys-contribution-to-st-jude