David V. Gathe, age 60, of Vernon, Illinois, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at Fayette County Hospital, Emergency Room in Vandalia, IL. He was a retired employee with the State of Illinois. David loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding, but most of all he adored spending time with his grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 24, 2019, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL, with Pastor Pete LeDuc officiating. Burial will follow at Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, IL, Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wednesday, before service, July 24, 2019, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, IL. Memorials: Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, IL. Miller Funeral Home in Vandalia, IL, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www. millerfh.net.
He was born, January 1, 1959, in Gulfport, MS, the son of Kenneth Raymond & Patricia “Pat” Marie (Murphy) Gathe. Married Angela Kay Brumfield, June 23, 1999, in Jamaica.
He is survived by Mother – Pat Gathe, Vandalia, IL; Wife- Angela K. Gathe, Vernon, IL; Son – Clayton Gathe & Brandi, Vandalia, IL; Daughter – Andrea Meadows & Mark, Vandalia, IL; God-Children – Ashtyn Thessen & Alex, Cherry Point, NC, Colten Lasley & Lexi, Fort Rucker, AL, and Lyndon Lasley, Belleville, IL; Brothers – Karl Gathe, Vandalia, IL, Dudley Gathe & Suzanne, Seymour, TN and Ted Gathe, Alamogordo, NM; Sisters – Teena Yarbrough, Tammy Eyman, both of Vandalia, IL, Tricia Grandt & Brad, Shobonier, IL, and Amy Pyle & Bubba, Seymour, TN; Grandchildren – Payton, Camdyn & Liam.
Preceded in death by father and In-laws – Burl & Shirley Brumfield.