George Doyle Garbig died Monday, December 23, 2013 at State of the Heart Hospice’s Care Center at Wayne HealthCare in Greenville, Ohio following a short illness. George performed one last gift by being a donor to the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Anatomical Gift Program.
He was born March 25, 1918 in Darke County, Ohio; son of the late Ernest & Elizabeth (Hartle) Garbig. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, George Garbig, son-in-law James Robeson and grandson Zachary Garbig; and also brothers, Emerson Garbig, Ernest Garbig and sister Elizabeth Morton.
George retired from the Chrysler Corporation and retired a second time from farming. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a 65 year member and past Master of the Masonic Lodge of Ansonia & Versailles. George was also a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Arcanum.
He will be greatly missed by those who survive him including his wife Velma (Myers) of 75 years whom he married May 17, 1938; daughters, Teddi Robeson of Oxford and Linda (Bill) Campbell of Arcanum; son Phil (Karen) Garbig of Arcanum; and 6 grandchildren; Brad (Beth) Robeson of Cincinnati, Ohio, Christopher (Julie) Robeson of Columbus, Ohio, Tricia (Kevin) Eilerman of Eaton, Ohio, Elizabeth (Chris) Schul of Middletown, Ohio, Caroline (Craig) Schmidt of Arcanum and Benjamin (Jaimee) Garbig of Arcanum; also 13 great-grandchildren, Kalen Robeson, Alyssa Robeson, Aaron Robeson, Davis Robeson, Isabel Robeson, Ethan Garbig, Braden Garbig, Regan Blinn, Reece Blinn, Lilly Schul, Kris Eilerman, Cameron Garbig and Weston Schmidt.
A celebration of life will be held on February 16, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. at the Faith United Methodist Church, Arcanum, Ohio with Pastor Dave Pettengill officiating. In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made to State of the Heart Hospice of Darke County.