Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Gilbert Hunt "Gib" Urick, Jr., 77, of Shell Knob, passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2011, in Red Rose Health and Rehab Center, Cassville.

He was born Aug. 13, 1934, in Erie, Penn., the son of Gilbert H. Urick Sr., and Genevieve (Bahm) Urick. On Aug. 25, 1956, in Warren, R.I., he was united in marriage to Lucy Caroline Crocker, who survives.

Additional survivors include: one son, Gilbert W. Urick and his wife, Donabeth, of Bonita Springs, Fla.; two daughters, Caren S. Chambers and her husband, Barey, of Brownfield, Texas, and Linda A. Schmitt and her husband, Dale, of Olathe, Kan.; six grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents.

He received his education in Hamilton, Ohio, where he graduated from high school. He received his bachelor of science degree in engineering at Purdue University. He served in the U.S. Army. He was an aeronautical engineer and project manager for Beech Aircraft in Kansas and was also a pilot. In 1993, he moved to Shell Knob to make his home. He was a member of Crane Presbyterian Church, the Lions Club (of which he was past president) and Coast Guard Auxiliary, commissioner for Sycamore Landing, on the board of the senior center, delivered home meals and sang in the church choir.

Memorial services were held Tuesday in Crane Presbyterian Church, Crane. Rev. Melana Scruggs conducted the service. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.

Contributions may be made to Crane Presbyterian Church, First Presbyterian Church, Bonita Springs, Fla., or Shell Knob Senior Center in his memory.

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