Gordon L. Gilbert, 88, of Churubusco, passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020, at his home.\n\nBorn in Churubusco, on April 21, 1931, to the late Jasper and Helen (Rowland) Gilbert. He spent his formative years in Churubusco, graduating from Churubusco High School in 1950.\nAfter high school he served in the United States Army.\n\nGordon was married to Eva Garrison at the E.U.B. Church in Churubusco, on July 11, 1953.\n\nHe worked for Gordon & Sloffer for nine years right after his time in the Army. He then started Gilbert Plumbing and worked for himself for 55 years.\nHe had a love for the outdoors and shared it with his family. He was an avid reader and gardener. For 23 years Gordon & Eva would do mission work in Oklahoma with United Methodist Church.\n\nGordon is survived by his wife of 66 years, Eva Gilbert; two daughters, Cammie LaRue and Orrisa (Jim) Daily; a brother, Roland (Elaine) Gilbert; four grandchildren, Seth (Melissa) LaRue, Grant (Rachel) Daily, Megan (Darrick) Hoopingarner and Matthew (Cecilia) Daily; nine great-grandchildren, Lucy, Jude, Bela, Bryn, Hudson, Oliver, Lillian, Lynlee and Laken.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Richard Gilbert and Eddie Gilbert; two sisters, Sally Gardner and Sharon Gilbert; a grandson, Nathan LaRue; a great-grandson, Timothy LaRue.\nServices will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 11:00 AM, with calling one hour prior to the service.\n\nFamily will also receive friends at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home on Friday, January 24, 2020, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.\n\nBurial with military honors will take place at Eel River Cemetery, Allen County.\n\nIn Lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Churubusco United Methodist Church Food Pantry or the Rescue Mission.\n\nOnline note to the family at www.sheetsandchilds.com.