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John Vernon Gimbal, 91

September 17, 1925 to July 28, 2017

John Vernon Gimbal, 91, of Granville died on July 28, 2017 at Cabin Livin' Senior Care.

He was born September 17, 1925 to John Gimbal and Mae Mitchell Gimbal in Granville. He married Mary Sullivan on December 22, 1945.

He was a veteran of WWII and was awarded The Purple Heart. He retired as Manager of the McNabb Grain Company.

In retirement, Vern enjoyed riding his motor scooter and rooting for the Putnam County girls softball team.

He is survived by his wife Mary Gimbal; two daughters, Susan Lyons (Glen Davis) of Joliet and Sharon (Mike) Taylor of McKenzie, TN; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and five nieces and a nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Anna Mae Liles, a brother Max C Gimbal, and a niece.

Service/Memorial Information

Military funeral services and burial were held at the Granville Cemetery, July 29, with services provided by Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel.

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  • Lily"To Mary and Family,
    My mom, Ruby Bare, just told me of this news & with great sadness I want to offer condolences from all of us. This was such surprising news. My parents have been friends with Vernon & Mary for so many years it is hard to resolve your loss. Vernon was such a caring, giving person & that smile of his was remarkable. I remember him lifting my spirits so many times when I would be visiting my parents during one of their trips to the hospital. That smile & word of encouragement he offered took me over an emotional hurtle many times & I'm sure through his volunteering at the hospital it did for others as well. Mom & I had a long chat yesterday about good times with Mary & Vernon. He will be greatly missed. Strength through memories for all. We lost a good one with his passing."
    Tribute from: Donna Bare Spurlin
    August 11, 2017
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  • candle"My condolences to Mary and Vern's family"Tribute from: Mary Jane Kidd
    August 10, 2017
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  • Prayer"Vern took care of the finances when I pastored at Jonesville Gospel Tabernacle. He was a terrific guy. The first thing he'd say to me when I got to the Tabernacle was, Beautiful day & he wasn't talking about the weather. He had a great outlook on life. I've told this story too many people since the Tabernacle closed."Tribute from: John Loebach
    August 9, 2017
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