Mr. Lloyd David “Sparky” Gabbert of Campbellsville, formerly of Soddy Daisy and Birchwood, Tennessee, passed peacefully from this life on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at his home. Born on May 16, 1961 to the late Samuel Odell Gabbert and Lila Mae (Price) Martin, he was 59 years of age. Mr. Gabbert was a retired over-the-road truck driver and was of the Southern Baptist faith. He served his country honorably as a soldier in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany and Korea during the Cold War era. He loved making people laugh, and didn’t care at all if it was at his expense - or yours. Mr. Gabbert was a loyal friend to many and will be deeply cherished for generations.
He leaves to mourn his passing:
Two children: Christopher Gabbert of Bardstown, and David Allen Gabbert and wife Jessica of Campbellsville,
Three siblings: Frieda Ray Wash of Nicholasville, Melinda LaFollette of Hodgenville, and James Corbin and wife Debbie of Campbellsville,
A friend he loved as a brother: Rondall Beams and wife Hope of Greensburg,
Niece, nephew, and caretakers: Travis and Karen Corbin of Campbellsville,
A host of other nieces, nephews, and other extended family,
And several friends, both locally and in Tennessee.
He was also preceded in death by his chosen parents: Roger Beams and Mary Lou Graham; his grandparents: Willie and Bessie Gabbert; two aunts: Lillie Buckman and Nora Pearl Gabbert; an uncle: Joel Gabbert; and seven siblings: Paula Fay Cox, Rita Mae Hafley, Michelle Shaw, Marlene Bell, Charlene Brockman, Juanita Morgeson, and Jessie Gabbert.
There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Gabbert on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Rd, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Darrell Ford will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Full military honors will be conducted by the Marion County Veterans Honor Guard.
The family will receive friends for a walk-through visitation at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 18, from 10:00 AM EST until time for the service.
Current social distancing guidelines will be in effect.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials in the form of donations to a center of your choice for battered women and children, or Hosparus of Green River. Those can be made in person at the funeral home or online through the “How Can I Help” tab on the front page of this site.