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GABBARD, Clarence H. "Gabby", age 88 of Dayton, passed away on Sunday, April 9, 2017. He was born in Lee County, KY to the late Medford and Ethel Gabbard. He is also preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Thelma Irene Gabbard, son Dean Gabbard, 5 sisters and 1 brother. He is survived by his children, Clarence VanDyke Gabbard, Karen Denise West, Jeffrey (Nicki) Gabbard and Sean (Heather) Gabbard, grandchildren Cassandra Osborne, Elizabeth (Drew) Shanefield, Jeremiah (Abbi) Root, Andrea (Tom) Scheu, Amy (Arturo) Bernal, Sarah (Mick) Bereczky, Andrew (Leah) West, Dawn (Justin) Hunnewell, and Jacob Gabbard, great-grandchildren Hannah and Evie Shanefield, Christopher and Matt Osborne, Samantha, Brandon, and Emileigh Scheu, Easton and Elijah West, Maddy, Isaiah, and Abby Hunnewell, Brooke, Alexis, and Coleton Comer, Kole and Sydnie Bereczky, Seth, Sophie, and Sadie Bernal, great-great-grandson Maverick Osborne, and sister Josephine Fox. Clarence was a member of the First Baptist Church of Bellbrook and former member of East Dayton Baptist Church. Clarence retired from Delco Moraine having worked there for 42 years, Rikes Department Store, and as a Special Deputy for Montgomery County. He was a Scout Master for Boy Scout Pack #540, Little League Coach at Belmont Park, a member of the Ohio Air National Guard, a 60 year member of Alpha Lodge # 729 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Mt Moriah #230 Royal Arch, Antioch Shrine, and UCT 60 year member. Funeral services will be held 1:30 pm on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME - BEAVERCREEK CHAPEL, 3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd. at Grange Hall Rd. with interment to follow in Mt Zion Shoup Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 5 pm - 8 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children, or Hospice of Dayton. Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.