Feb 19 2016
Oscar “OJ” Jordan Gayle, Jr., 77, passed away Wednesday,
February 17, 2016. He was born December 12, 1938 in South Hill, VA to the
late Oscar & Gertrude Buckley Gayle, Sr. OJ was a graduate of Norton High
School class of 1934 in Virginia, served in the U.S. Air Force and was a
parts manager for Nimnicht Chevrolet, climbing the ladder from a parts
boy. He had lived in Jacksonville since 1962, attended a Methodist church
in Virginia and later was a member of North Jacksonville Baptist Church.
OJ was predeceased by his step mother, Edna Gayle; brothers, Bobby and
Jimmy Gayle. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Linda; son, Larry
Gayle (Melissa); brother, Johnny Gayle; sister, Martha Blessing (Bill);
grandchildren, Austin and Jacob Gayle; great grandchild, Lillyana Frutis;
numerous other family and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday,
February 20 at 3pm at Dunns Creek Baptist Church, 1425 Starratt Road,
32218, with brother in law, Steve Leggett (wife Katherine) officiating.
Interment will follow in Ferreira cemetery. The family will receive
friends 1 hour prior to the service. Arrangements are under the direction
of Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 714-1110.