Gordon E. LaBaw, 82, of Veedersburg, went to his heavenly home at 5:05 pm Wednesday February 9, 2011 at the Waters of Covington.
He was born May 24, 1928 in Danville, Illinois the son of Ralph E. and Gertrude (Sutton) LaBaw. He married Betty V.J. Smith September 25, 1949 in Veedersburg.
Surviving family include his wife Betty LaBaw, Veedersburg; two daughters, Karin Keller & Marcia (Terry) Wells, both of Veedersburg; a son Thomas (Iona) LaBaw, Lafayette; brother Louis LaBaw, Leesburg, FL; sister Bart Florey, Lafayette; six grandchildren, Dyan (Jason) Sloan, Kenny (Bennie) Keller, Kori (Danny) Rice, Justin LaBaw, Tiffany (Kale) Blickenstaff, Taylor LaBaw, seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carole Hayman; and brother, Raymond LaBaw.
Gordon was a member of the Sterling Christian Church in Veedersburg. He graduated from Veedersburg High School in 1946, was employed as a carpenter and the P&E Railroad as a young man, and later worked at Mid-State Steel & Wire and Raybestos in Crawfordsville. He and his wife Betty owned and operated the Mustang Room restaurant in Veedersburg 1972-1975, they moved to Florida in 1976 and he retired there from Sealy in 1990. They moved back to Veedersburg after his retirement.
He was a fan of most all sports, especially I.U. Basketball, Chicago Cubs, Colts, Miami Dolphins, and he coached little league baseball for 6 years. He enjoyed being outdoors working in the yard and landscaping. He and Betty also enjoyed camping, square dancing, and playing euchre with their many friends. When you visited their home you would always see Gordon shining the kitchen faucets.
Funeral service 2:00 pm Saturday February 12, 2011 at Sterling Christian Church 109 N. Eagle St Veedersburg IN. with Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Visitation 4-8 pm Friday February 11, 2011 at the Church. Interment at Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Sterling Christian Church or Guardian Angel Hospice. Services entrusted to Dickerson Funeral Home, online condolences at www.dickersonfuneralhome.com