William "Marlin" (WA0CKO) Gilbreath
- February 2, 1944 - April 28, 2012
- Saint Charles, Missouri
of William's Passing
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Memories & Candles
I was very sad to hear about the passing of Marlin. I had met him at a couple of
10-10 International Net conventions, but at the St.Louis convention in 2011 we had a chance to sit down and talk for several hours in the chapter room. I learned all about the family farm where he grew up. He was a guy who was happy to do a lot of behind the scenes work and not receive any formal recognition. After the
Posted by: Larry Berger - Merrick, NY - Ham radio friend May 29, 2012
Barbara, Betsy, Belinda, I am very sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing a devoted father, loving husband, and a generous grandfather. Betsy, as I have worked with you so many years, I am deeply sorry for your loss, I know this will will not comfort you, but do know, I will always be here with welcome arms for many much needed hugs. Again if you ever need me, I'm always right next to you, or a phone call away.
Posted by: Anna Prater - St. Peters, MO - Friend May 05, 2012
Dear Barb., Betsy, and Belinda:
We were shocked to hear of Bill's passing. We know he is walking with the Lord. May He watch over you and keep you in His tender care. You have our deepest sympathy. Ray and Phyllis and Family.
Will give you a call next week and call us any time if you need any help.
Posted by: Ray and Phyllis Fitzgerald - St. Peters, MO - Dear Friends May 05, 2012
My sincere sympathy Barbara and family with the sudden passing of Marlin. He and I graduated together from Appleton City with the Class of 1962. As I recall, Marlin and I were voted "most popular" our Senior year with pictures posted in the yearbook. I remember him as always a gentleman and an avid football player. We enjoyed several classes together during our high school years. He will be greatly missed at our upcoming 50th reunion later this month. Cherish
Posted by: Jo (Ruggles) Brown - Raytown, MO - Classmate May 04, 2012
I met Marlin about 30 years ago with the St. Charles Radio Club but have been away from the area 20 years.
Many evenings we chatted on the radio.
I always found him a kind and gentle man without malice.
Now, my heart is heavy remembering.
Resi in peace my Friend.
Posted by: Ed Phipps (KK7BM; ex KB0YM) - Chino Valley, AZ - Friend May 04, 2012
God comfort you in your loss and console you with memories of the life he led. I remember Marlin as being kind; he would let me ride on the handlebars of his bicycle when I was too young to own a bicycle. We went to Reynard and to Hudson schools together. Round Prairie Baptist Church was where both our families attended.
Posted by: Judy Wix Daniel - Butler, MO - schoolmate, friend May 04, 2012
Marlin was a person who accepted a large antenna to help another friend
communicate with other radio operators. We both talked about cattle at
great lengths. He was very knowledgeable about cattle. Once a month he
came to the amature radio club meetings . I looked forward to seeing him at the meetings. I will miss him.
Posted by: John J. Ganahl Jr. - 1836 Hackmann Hollow Dr. Wentzville, MO - a good friend, May 03, 2012
Barbara and family,
We were so suprised to hear of Marlins passing. Ed and Cletus have so many memories of being neighbors with Marlin, going to school and to
Round Prarie Baptist Church with him. Let us know if there is anything we can help you with in the future.
Posted by: Ed and Kay Davis - Appleton City,, MO May 03, 2012
Many years ago in Rockville, Mo, I helped Marlin to earn his first Amateur Radio license. Little did I know that years later I would still hear him on 2 meter repeaters in the St Louis area. He often talked long enough to time out the repeater and when the repeater reset, he always made us laugh by saying, "Well that still works!" (Refering to the timer on the repeater). Marlin's kindness and wit will be greatly missed.
Posted by: Jim Higgins (ND0F) - OFALLON, MO - Life Long Friend May 03, 2012
My most sincere condolences to Marlin's family and dear friends as you deal with his passing. We worked together several years at the Kirkwood School District and I always knew him to be a gentleman. Your shared memories are heart warming and very telling of what a good man he was.
Posted by: Lorna Dick - Kirkwood, MO - Former Co-Worker May 03, 2012