Dunklin County Missouri Obituary
Services for Gale South
1944 thru 1997
(Submitted by Don E.
Nov. 26, 1997
June 24, 1944 thru November 26, 1997
Musician Gale South, 53, dies
Rockleged Florida -- Gale South, bassist for the country
band Southern Thunder,
died Wednesday, Nov. 26, at Wuesthoff Hopsital. He was
Mr. South was born in Kennett, MO. He came to Brevard
County in 1976
from Missouri to pursue his musical career with the Top 40 band
His interest in music began in high school, when he played bass
and sang harmonies for various bands.
Mr. South performed at many benefit concertgs. he helped
Realino Memorial Fund, which helps people who work in the
industry and have medical problems.
"He was a loving and giving man," said his daughter,
Christina South of
Rockledge. "He wasn't extravagant; he would sacrifice anything
family. Many times he would go without just so he could give to
Mr. South also took care of his dear friend, Thomas "Sandy"
With a flair for telling a joke, Mr. South could lighten up
most serious of mements, his daughter said. He preferred
arguing, and because he was fun-loving and a joker, "I would
out with him than with my firneds," she said.
In addition to his daughter, survivors include his wife,
of Cocoa; daughters, Melissa South of Cocoa, Lori Burke of San
Calif., and Terri Johnson of Campbell, Calif; brothers, James
Glennie, Mich, Max South of Flint, Mich., Joe South of Flusing,
and John South of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; sisters, Martha Patton and
Wright, both of St. Louis; Burdeen Ridge of Lake City, Ark., and
Rogers of Sacramento, Calif.; and three grandchildren.
Calling hours are from 5 to 7 tonight at Brevard Memorial
in Frontenac. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
home. Burial will be at Brevard Memorial Park.