The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

July 30, 2013

Gale A. Gayler


---- — COVINGTON, Ind. — Gale A. Gayler, 64, of Covington, Ind., passed away July 27, 2013, peacefully at his home.

He was born on March 29, 1949, in Covington, Ind., the son of Charles and Mary Marie (Watts) Gayler.

He married Judy Shuman on March 1, 1975, in Covington. She survives.

Surviving him are his wife; two sons, John (Suzanne) Allen of Newtown, Ind., and Brad (Cara) Allen of Danville; two brothers, Hal (Colette) Gayler and John (LuAnne) Gayler, both of Covington, Ind.; one sister, Verlinda Babb of Veedersburg, Ind.; two grandchildren, Chelsea N. Allen, Jordan A. Allen; and several nieces and nephews.

Gale was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Sandra Kay Gayler; one brother in-law, Vern Babb; and his favorite dog, “Lady.”

He worked at Hyster for 14 years, Coffing Apple Orchard and then retired from Overpeck Gas Company.

Gale loved hunting, fishing, etching glass, International tractors, watching bull riding and rodeos. He was John Wayne’s No. 1 fan.

A celebration of Gale’s life will begin at 10 a.m. EDT Thursday, Aug. 1, at Sunset’s Covington Chapel. A visitation will be 4-8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 31, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Mount Hope Cemetery in Covington, Ind.

Memorials can be made in Gale’s name to the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.

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