Edgar Lloyd Gilpin, 85, of Waverly, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at Apple Ridge Care Center in Waverly.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, 2007, at Victory Christian Fellowship in Waverly. Rev. Jerry Curry will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial with military rites will be held at Waverly Cemetery. Pallbearers are Josh Gilpin, Shannon Gilpin, Corey Gilpin, Dean Gilpin, Kevin Gilpin and David Cooper. Honorary pallbearers are Michael Thieme, David Thieme, Matt Warner, Jared Cooper, Blake Gilpin, Rob Gilpin and Brad Gilpin. Memorials may be made to Victory Christian Fellowship or Disabled Veterans. Online condolences may be sent to www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born July 25, 1921, in Buffalo, he was the son of the late George Henry Gilpin and Annie Marie Arnold Gilpin. On July 15, 1940, he married Eileen Willette Smith, who preceded him in death on April 27, 1992. He had lived in Waverly most of his life and was a member of Victory Christian Fellowship. He was co-owner of Gilpin & Gilpin Construction, had worked as a lineman for the Santa Fe Railroad and was a supervisor for Gene Fisher Construction. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines, and received the Good Conduct Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with one bronze star, the meritorious unit award and the World War II Victory Medal. He was a member of V.F.W. Post 1773 in Carrollton and the 749th Railway Veterans Club.
Survivors include two sons, Danny L. Gilpin and wife, Marilyn, of Parkville and Gary E. Gilpin and wife, Mary, of Waverly; two daughters, Linda C. Cooper and husband, Gene, of Waverly and Sandra L. Hicks and husband, Rick, of Marshall; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Lawrence Gilpin of Holt, Elmer Eugene Gilpin of Concordia, Dwight Gilpin of Wentzville and Ronnie Gilpin of Buffalo; one sister, Shirley Triplett of Pleasanton, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter and one brother.
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