James Elesius Gorman Jr.

Published 6:38 pm Monday, October 29, 2018

James Elesius Gorman Jr., 69 years of age, moved on from this rock Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at his home in Wakulla County, Florida, surrounded by his loving family. He was formerly a long-time resident of Apalachicola, Florida.

Born and raised in Vicksburg, “Buzz” was a man of the world, embarking on numerous adventures in Europe and Central America.  He was an explorer, inventor, philosopher, rock star, and deep-water sailor. He could fix anything that was made by man, and generally better than it was made in the first place.  He was a consummate cook and the master of any kitchen, never happier than when he was in the kitchen with his beloved wife and son.  He was the wisest of men, and the most loving man any family could hope to receive.

The last of the old breed of Southern Gentlemen, Buzz was the gentlemen’s version of the Mississippi good old boy, with a rich selection of lifelong friends. Always daring to be different, his memory is carried on by his family, and the lives he has impacted. The world is less without him, but greater because of him. Let it be said of knowledge, reason, logic and love; on this he prospered.

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He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Jan Wingfield Gorman; son James and wife Christin; brothers Michael and Robert Gorman; sister Mary Beth Gorman; grandson Oliver Robinson, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Blake Gorman and James E Gorman, and sister Katherine S. Gorman.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Big Bend Hospice of Florida, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd, Tallahassee, FL 32306 in his memory.

David Conn of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey Young Chapel in Crawfordville is assisting the family. 850-926-3333 or www.bevisfh.com.