He worked for several years for the local Maumee Coal Company that was eventually bought out by Peabody Coal Company in the early 1960s. It was then that he utilized his construction skills and worked as a carpenter completing many projects over several years in the Linton and Sullivan areas. He was also a sales representative for Lubrication Engineers during this same period. He enjoyed working in his garage building porch swings and became known for his innovative ways in fixing almost any problem.
He was married to Evelyn for almost 64 years at the time of her passing in June 2006. He was preceded in death by the passing of his parents Alma and Roy, and two older brothers, Carol from Milan, Ind., and Marvin, from Leesburg, Fla. and infant sister Pearl. He leaves behind his loving family, daughters Denise Gabbard (Linton), Linda (Garry) Russell, Cadiz, Ky. and son John (Sue Ann), Linton. In addition, five grandchildren Annette Agin, Keith Gabbard, Dusty Russell, Emilee Preble and Julie Preble, four great grandsons and two great-great grandchildren.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and Otterbein United Methodist Church, American Legion Post #22, VFW Post #7118, DAV Chapter #99 and was a life member of the Indiana/Kentucky Carpenters Union.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel in Linton, IN. Interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Linton with full Military Graveside rites.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012 and from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com