Wednesday, May 21st, 2008
Emerson E. Garbig, 93, formerly of Greenville, died at 8:45 a.m. May 20, 2008, at Otterbein Retirement Community, St. Marys, where he was a resident.
He was born Jan. 31, 1915, in Darke County, to Ernest and Elizabeth Hartle Garbig. On Jan. 1, 1938, he married Laura L. Gibson, who died Nov. 16, 1990.
Survivors are two sons, John (Jane) and Michael (Cynthia), all of Celina; two brothers, Ernest (Wanda) of Florida, and George (Velma), Arcanum; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.
Deceased are a sister and her husband, Elizabeth and Otho Morton; and a great-grandchild.
He was a farmer and member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Celina.
Services are 2 p.m. Friday at Otterbein, the Rev. Bob Metheny officiating. Burial is at Miami Memorial Park in Covington.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, and 1-2 p.m. Friday at Otterbein.
Contributions can be made to Otterbein, the Celina church or State of the Heart Hospice.
Condolences can be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.