Lawrence David “Dave” Gilbert, 74 of Drexel passed away March 24, 2015 at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Saturday, March 28, 2015 at South Fork Baptist Church near Drexel with Pastor Steve Bartholomew officiating. Visitation Friday evening, 5-7 PM at Mullinax Funeral Home – Drexel Chapel (660-679-0009). Interment will be in Sharon Cemetery. Contributions are suggested to Drexel FFA, or South Fork Baptist Church. Messages of condolence for the family may be left at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Dave was born February 10, 1941 in Harrisonville, Missouri, son of Thomas David and Ella Lorraine Ladd. He attended school in Harrisonville. He married Phyllis Spencer on June 15, 1960.
Dave spent a short time working in the brick yard in Harrisonville. He also worked in the orchards in California. However, most of Dave’s working years were spent in the agriculture fields. Dave spent many years loading and unloading grain. Mixing grain for livestock, loading fertilizer trucks, unloading trucks for harvest and helping farmers with chemicals. After working for years in the grain elevator he went to work delivering fuel to area farmers. He finished his working career pumping gas and drinking coffee with a host of friends. Dave enjoyed yard work, gardening, hunting, fishing and spending time with grandkids.
Dave was preceded in death by his parents and two infant siblings, Darrell and Julia. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Phyllis; son Thomas K. Gilbert and wife Carey; son, David W. Gilbert; daughter, Lisa S. McCubbin and husband Dwight; son, Darrell L. Gilbert and wife Sheryl; grandkids Kevin, Steven, Jordan, Brandon, Faith, Tyler, Rachel, Spencer, Jonathan, Shelbi, Joshua, Andrew and Adam; great-grandchildren Jesse, JoJo, Junior and Ayden; brothers Allen Gilbert and wife Patsy, and Paul Gilbert and wife Kathy; and sisters Alice Cummings and husband Ferrell, and Nora Van Antwerp.