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H. Wayne GorbettPassing: July 26, 2011


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday,Jul.29,2011, 1:00 pm


Chastain Funeral Home

Friday,Jul.29,2011, 11:00 am - 12:45 pm


Mitchell Cemetery

Friday,Jul.29,2011, 1:00 pm

POSEYVILLE H. Wayne Gorbett, 85, formerly of Mitchell, passed away at 12:25 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at Transcendent Healthcare of Owensville.

Born November 20, 1925 in Ripley County, he was the son of Raymond and Martha (VanOsdol) Gorbett. He married Maralyn Holsapple June 18, 1949, and she preceded him in death July 15, 2001.

He was a diesel mechanic and had been employed at Jefferson Trucking and Consolidated Freightways. He served 25 years on the Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department and was instrumental in organizing the Marion Township Fire Department.

Wayne was a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving: daughters,
Teresa Horton, Demopolis, Alabama
Marisa Hull, Elkhart
Ken Wayne Gorbett, Poseyville
7 grandchildren
5 great grandchildren

His parents and wife preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Mitchell Cemetery with John Holsapple officiating. Military honors will be accorded by American Legion Post No. 250 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.

Friends may call from 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Friday at Chastain Funeral Home.

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  1. Guest: Tia Turner | Flora, IN
    Date: August 28, 2011
    We will miss being there with all of you. Uncle Wayne was a wonderful man! My memory of him will be that he always wore a big warm smile. Big hugs to all of you. Love you! Tia, Alan, Brittany, & Megan
  2. Guest: Mark Colglazier | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 28, 2011
    My heart goes out to the Gorbett family. I served with Wayne on the fire Department and grew up with his family. He was a great father and friend.
  3. Guest: The Loren Brooks Family | New Harmony, IN
    Date: July 28, 2011
    Ken, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
  4. Guest: Susan Briscoe Hughett | Mitchell, IN
    Date: July 28, 2011
    Marisa, So very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. You have my deepest sympathy. My prayers are with you and your family.
  5. Guest: Shawn Holsapple | Greenwood, IN
    Date: July 27, 2011
    Sorry that I won't be able to make the funeral. Our condolences. Shawn, Michele & Ashlee Holsapple