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David M. Gabbard

David M. Gabbard, age 83, of West Alexandria, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at his residence.  He was born March 17, 1939 in Preble County to the late Lee and Elsie (Stamper) Gabbard.  David was a U.S. Army Veteran and retired from General Motors after 30 years.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 16 brothers and sisters.  He is survived by his wife of nearly 61 years, Lula Gabbard; daughter Corrin Gabbard; godson Jason N. Comley and his wife Kaitlyn and sons John, Stephen and Joseph David; sister Retta Brandenburg; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved dogs.  David and his mother Elsie and sister-in-law Alpha Gabbard were instrumental in establishing the First Baptist Church in Gratis, where David played the piano and organ, and taught Sunday School.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Gard Funeral Home (formerly Lindloff-Zimmerman), 67 West Dayton Street, West Alexandria, OH.  A funeral service for David will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, July 21, 2022 also at the funeral home with Rev. David L. Longworth officiating.  Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in West Alexandria.  Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gardfuneralhome.com


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Commodore Preble Chapter, NSDAR, extends their condolences to the family and friends of David Gabbard, a U.S. Army veteran. Thank you for his service.

Cookie Young Jul 28 2022 9:55 AM

Lula,So sorry to hear of David,s passing. We will never forget you two. We had so many good times together. We want to come to David,s vistiation, but because of Gaylord's health, I don't think we will be able to attend. You are in our thoughts & prayers. May the Lord give you peace & comfort. Love Gaylord & Rita Fitzwater.

Rita Fitzwater Jul 19 2022 11:07 AM

Lula and Corrine we hope your life time of memories comfort you in the days, months and years ahead.

Martha and Donnie Vaughn Jul 16 2022 8:08 PM

Aunt Lula and corrin, mom and I want to let you know how sorry we are for Uncle Davis passing our hearts prayers go out to you and made the good Lord give you peace and comfort during this time. Donna and Mary Gabbard

Donna gabbard Jul 15 2022 12:11 PM