Harold F. “Val” Gabaldon, 88, died Monday, September 24, 2018 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 11:00 am at Mathews Funeral Home. Edward J. Green will officiate. Interment will follow in Floral Memory Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Mathews Funeral Home.
Val as he was called by family was a native of El Paso, TX and had lived in Albany since 1947. He was a Sargent in USAF stationed at Turner AFB in Albany, GA and that is where he met and married his wife Nancy “Nan” Moree. Soon after their marriage they engaged in a comprehensive, systematic Bible study and were baptized as Jehovah's Witnesses in 1951.
Their primary goal in life then and now was to seek first Gods kingdom by Christ Jesus and all other pursuits secondary. In 1956 Val and Nan were called to the 27th class of Gilead in South Lansing, N.Y. Upon graduation they were assigned as missionaries to Colombia S.A where they served at the branch and in circuit work for the next four years. Val proved to be an excellent missionary and helped numbers of people both at home and abroad to come to knowledge of Bible truth and dedicate their lives to Jehovah God.
He is survived by a son Harold David Gabaldon and daughter in law Marcela Gabaldon of Leesburg, GA, granddaughters Roxanne Gabaldon Pint of Macon, GA, Andrea Gabaldon and Sarah Gabaldon of Leesburg, GA, grandson Austin Gabaldon of Leesburg, GA, a great grandson Barrett Gabaldon Pint of Macon, GA, a brother Sam Gabaldon, Los Angeles, CA, Danny Gabaldon, Los Angeles, CA many nieces and nephews, family and numerous personal friends.