William Earl Gabbard, 87 of rural Jasonville, passed away on Saturday,
June 16, 2007 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
He was born in Greene County on May 19, 1920, the son of Orval Floyd
and Sarah Elizabeth (Moulden) Gabbard.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a self-employed farmer and retired from Peabody Coal Company. He was a member of the Nine Mile Methodist Church and the American Legion Post No. 22, both of Linton.
He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Ruth (Dewey) Gabbard of rural Jasonville; a daughter Mary L Gabbard of Bedford; a son, Robert Earl Gabbard; a step-son, Mike Talpas and wife, Cathey of rural Jasonville; a grandson, Jerry Lee Gabbard of Nashville, Tenn., and a step-granddaughter, Jamie D'Lee Talpas of Jasonville.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Wilma (Faulk) Gabbard; three brothers, Audrey Lowell Gabbard, (his twin) Marion "Murl" Gabbard and (infant) Paul Gabbard; and his parents.
Graveside service will be at Worthington Cemetery at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday with the Rev. John Pierce officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post No.22 of Linton.
Visitation will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home Linton Chapel from 9-11 a.m. on Wednesday.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the American Heart Association through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com.