Born March 19, 1937 in Connersville, IN, he was the son of Charles Gabbard Sr. and Margaret (Argent) Gabbard who are both deceased.
Chuck was a 1955 graduate of Connersville High School. He was a United States Navy Veteran enlisting in 1958 and being honorably discharged in 1962. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Memphis State University and his Masters Degree in Education from Indiana University.
On December 23, 1966 in Cullman, AL, he married Shirley Ann (Howard) who survives in Austin, IN.
Chuck retired from Scott County School District 1 in Austin, IN where he taught for 27 years and is remembered by many as their History teacher. He served on the Scott County School District 1 School Board for 8 years from 1996 to 2004. He was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and Austin Christian Church where he served as a deacon. He enjoyed reading and watching & answering all the questions correctly on Jeopardy.
Other survivors include 2 sons, Donald Clifton Wesson of Jeffersonville, IN and Charles Richard Gabbard of Austin, IN, 4 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, James Matthew “Matt” Wesson.
There will be a Celebration of Life gathering at Austin Christian Church on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Family and friends may visit from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.
Pastor David Huey will conduct graveside services at 11:00 AM on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Austin Cemetery with Military Funeral Honors.
Adams Family Funeral Homes and Crematory have been entrusted with cremation services for Charles “Chuck” Gabbard.
Memorial donations may be given in memory of Chuck to Austin Christian Church Preschool.