Age 54, of Hickory Corners, died April 20, 2011. Phil was born on April 12, 1957 to Charles and Audrey Gabbard. He worked for Stryker Corporation in Kalamazoo for the past 20 years and traveled extensively worldwide.
Surviving are his father, Charles; brother, Keith (Sue) Gabbard; sisters, Luann Gabbard, Nora Kratz and Patty Garbin; and nieces and nephews, Jenny and Eric, Sydni and Justin and Leslie and Nick. He was preceded in death by his mother Audrey in 2010.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.