On behalf of the Escambia County Board of Commissioners, Chairman and District 3 Commissioner Lumon May extends heartfelt condolences for the loss of dear friend and colleague, Pensacola City Councilman Gerald Wingate, who passed away Tuesday morning at age 73 after a battle with cancer. Escambia County extends its deepest sympathy and prayers to the Wingate family.
Gerald Wingate proudly served as City Council President from 2017-2018, as well as Vice President from 2016 - 2017. Gerald represented the City Council on the Juvenile Justice Council and the Florida/Alabama Transportation Planning Organization.
Gerald is a native of Pensacola and a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Pensacola Junior College and the University of West Florida. He served his country for 25 years as an Army Officer and retired from the paper industry with 40 years of management experience. He also worked as a realtor with Main Street Properties.
He is survived by his wife Betsie Wingate, their five children and many other family members and friends.