Gordon L. Gilbert, 88, of Churubusco, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at his home.
Born in Churubusco, on April 21, 1931, to the late Jasper and Helen (Rowland) Gilbert. He spent his formative years in Churubusco, graduating from Churubusco High School in 1950.
After high school he served in the United States Army.
Gordon was married to Eva Garrison at the E.U.B. Church in Churubusco, on July 11, 1953.
He worked for Gordon & Sloffer for nine years right after his time in the Army. He then started Gilbert Plumbing and worked for himself for 55 years.
He had a love for the outdoors and shared it with his family. He was an avid reader and gardener. For 23 years Gordon & Eva would do mission work in Oklahoma with United Methodist Church.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eva Gilbert; two daughters, Cammie LaRue and Orrisa (Jim) Daily; a brother, Roland (Elaine) Gilbert; four grandchildren, Seth (Melissa) LaRue, Grant (Rachel) Daily, Megan (Darrick) Hoopingarner and Matthew (Cecilia) Daily; nine great-grandchildren, Lucy, Jude, Bela, Bryn, Hudson, Oliver, Lillian, Lynlee and Laken.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard Gilbert and Eddie Gilbert; two sisters, Sally Gardner and Sharon Gilbert; a grandson, Nathan LaRue; a great-grandson, Timothy LaRue.
Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 11:00 AM, with calling one hour prior to the service.
Family will also receive friends at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Burial with military honors will take place at Eel River Cemetery, Allen County.
In Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Churubusco United Methodist Church Food Pantry or the Rescue Mission.
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Churubusco United Methodist Church Food Pantry
churubusco IN 46723
Fort Wayne Rescue Mission
301 W. Superior St., Fort Wayne IN 46802