Charles F "Chuck" or "Gabby" Gabbard, 74, of Milan, IN, formerly of Aurora, died Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in Milan, IN.

He was born Sunday, July 5, 1936 in Rising Sun, Indiana, Son of the late Leonard Gabbard and the late Flora Baker Gabbard.

He worked as a Machinist for Glenn Moore Machine Company for 35 years and he worked for 10 years in security for Argosy Casino.

He was a member of The Christian Missionary Alliance Church, the Aurora Masonic Lodge, and he served as a Gideon Representative for several years. He was a man that would share his faith at every given opportunity. He was a beloved family man who enjoyed vacationing with the kids, and he even took instructions in Tai Kwan Do with his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Surviving are Wife, Carolyn Gabbard of Aurora, IN; Sons, Steve Gabbard of Aurora, IN, Terry "Turk" Gabbard of Rising Sun, IN; Brothers, Jim Gabbard of Aurora, IN, Fred Gabbard of Leesburg, FL; Sister, Virginia Lane of Aurora, IN; Grandchildren, Travis, Derrick, Shawn & Jennifer Gabbard, and Dawn Beard; 2 Great-Grandchildren, Payton Beard, & Brady Gabbard.


Friends will be received 10:00 am-1:00 PM, Saturday, April 23, 2011 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.

Services will be held on Saturday, April 23, at 1:00 pm with Pastor Charles Miller officiating.

Interment will follow in the Riverview Cemetery.

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