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.
Teresa Horton, Demopolis, Alabama
Marisa Hull, Elkhart
Ken Wayne Gorbett, Poseyville
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.