Douglas Trent Gall Obituary – Florida Times-Union
Douglas Trent Gall, 59, died peacefully surrounded by his children on Sunday afternoon, June 12, 2022. Born October 8, 1962, in Jacksonville, Florida, to Ellen and Michael Gall, he was the youngest of four children: David, Ronald, and Tana Gall; who all grew up in Atlantic Beach, Florida. A spunky, high-energy, blond-haired grom, skateboarding and biking the streets of Royal Palms and surfing the waves of AB, Douglas was educated in elementary, elementary and high school in Jacksonville Beach.
At the end of the 1970s, Douglas left the beaches of Florida and set off on the road. It was a global adventure made for him in every way. He had a strong and responsible work ethic and worked his way up the life ladder from a young roadie selling t-shirts at concerts to a lucrative and successful career as an entertainment dealer, traveling with top bands. featured around the world as Molly Hatchet, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, ZZ Top and Cher; Just to name a few. A true citizen of the world, Douglas had residences all over the world, from Rincon, Puerto Rico, to Marina del Rey, California, but in the end he called Jacksonville Beach his home. He came back here and spent the last ten years of his life traveling and kitesurfing, while taking care of his mother. In addition to his traveling spirit, he enjoyed surfing, playing chess, sailing and working on his sailboat, he loved movies and he loved golf. He was a talented athlete and craftsman; a person who could do anything he set his mind to and do it better than most. His family was his heart, and even with his world-renowned success, Douglas’ greatest pride remained his family. Many around the world called him friend, and some even called him brother. Douglas was the life of every party he entered; parties spontaneously formed around his very visit. Anyone who met him knew in an instant that he had a free, caring spirit, and a positive zeal for life like no other. He was adventurous, smart, and most importantly, he shamelessly shared his love for all. The life most of us dream of, Douglas lived in less than sixty years. With a robust, infectious laugh, a full, warm heart, and an embrace that can be felt from anywhere in the world, Douglas left us with the majesty, wonder, and awe-inspiring memory of his love.
Douglas is survived by his four children (Dylan, Graysen, Ellen and Gabriella Gall), his father (Michael Gall), his brother (Ronald Gall), an extended family of nieces and nephews, and more friends and loved ones. loved ones that there are no waves for us to surf.
To honor Douglas’ passion for surfing, there will be a paddle service on Saturday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m. (meet at the Jacksonville Beach Seawalk Pavilion), followed by a memorial party for his life here on earth at the SURFER BAR in 12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Posted on June 24, 2022
Published in Florida Times Union
Meet at the Seawalk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach, followed by a memorial party for his life here on earth at the SURFER BAR.
July 09, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.