Edward Earl Gabis

August 23, 1968April 3, 2018

Edward Earl Gabis, 49, of La Grange, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Norton Brownsboro Hospital.

An avid NASCAR and Green Day fan, Ed exited from our lives very unexpectedly, with his loving wife and mother by his side.

Born August 23, 1968, Ed proudly graduated from Daymar College with his father giving him his associate’s degree diploma; was a veteran of the US Army (and an enthusiastic member of Delta Company 1st Bn 36th Infantry Spartans Ray Barracks Germany’s reunions); and was a justifiably proud father of four beautiful children.

A jack of many trades, Ed moonlighted as a camera man for Mass of the Air and various local theater groups. He also co-founded Weather 71 with Bill Bertke.

Ed is survived by his loving wife of 13 years Julie; his mother Terrie; son Chris Gabis (Chera Steele); daughter Ellen Gabis; daughter Lara Gabis Kelly (Max); son Nicholas Gabis; and brother Greg Gabis.

He was preceded in death by his father Mark.

Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 14, 2018, at First Christian Church, 403 Main Cross Street, in Taylorsville. There will be a Celebration of Ed’s Life at 4:00 with light refreshments to follow.

“Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road, time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go. So make the best of this test, and don't ask why. It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time. It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right. I hope you had the time of your life” – “Time of Your Life” by Billie Joe Armstrong

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Sean Moore

April 22, 2018

I was recently reacquainted with Ed through Facebook. Ed and I would hang out at his Bellevue home when we were in the 5th grade. My dad’s service in the Navy took us away. He was always mindful of others and a good friend. My fondest memory was creating “news” clips like those on the Muppet Show , recording them on cassette and playing them back. We got such a kick out of that! My sincerest condolences to your family. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Brian Marshall

April 21, 2018

Only found out of his passing 2 days ago....sorry to hear. What a remarkable young man, good friend to myself and anyone he knew and will always be remember for his laughter and smile.

Mark Dickens

April 9, 2018

Ed was a helluva good guy. He was a stalwart friend and brother to those of us in Delta, 1st of the 36th Infantry. RIP brother, see you on the high ground.

Larry Watson

April 7, 2018

I wish I could have been there today to share with you all in person.

Julie and family, you probably don't know me, but I am Terrie's cousin. I remember "Eddie" from when he was a little tike. Somehow, more recently we became friends on Facebook, and I really appreciated hearing his vulnerable stories, and the courage and fortitude he brought to his daily challenges.
I hold the perfect thought of comfort and compassion for you in your time of sorrow. I also celebrate with you a man and a life well lived.

Larry Watson

Jeff Claybern

April 6, 2018

A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, and the song. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue the heritage, I’m counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through, my mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all how I truly was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin; until the day comes we’re together again.

Amanda Arwood

April 6, 2018

I would just like to send my deepest condolences to all of Edward's family & closest friends as I only knew him for a short period of time. I worked with him and he was a kind, & funny guy & I am just so very sorry to hear of his passing. Sending prayers to all of you. May God bless you all during the days to come & the days that will follow. My heart goes out to you.

Yvonne Savage

April 6, 2018

I’ve only been around Ed a handful of times, but through my good friend Julie, he is an extension of her. My heart is so sad because I know how much she loves you. Rest In Peace and the abundance of heartfelt love.

Genia Boyken

April 6, 2018

Words are hard at a time such as this; just know there are many praying for the family.
The most I remember about Ed is every time I saw him he had a smile and time to talk; not only is it a great loss for his family but for the entire Daymar family.

Sincere condolences;
Genia Boyken

Donald Taylor

April 6, 2018

There are so many things I will miss but most of all the talks we would have by text and by messenger. I remember the time he worked with me and the joy of watching him grow in skills and abilities. The times we would laugh and the enjoyment of keeping Mark in the dark until we could completed a project and then to see the smile on Mark's face. That smile told Ed it was a job well done. Ed and I talked about everything both good and bad. We always ended our talks with the words, "love you man". Ed now you are at peace with no pain or worry. Enjoy now Heaven's rewards. Hug your dad's neck again and know you will be missed....LOVE YOU MAN....

John Horvath

April 6, 2018

Julie, Terrie, Chris & Chera, Ellen, Lara & Max, Nicholas and Greg,

It is with a heavy heart that I am offering heartfelt condolences in the loss of Ed. We have never met...but I had the distinct pleasure of serving with Ed in D Co. 1/36 Infantry. He was a true Spartan, in every sense of the word!! Please know that our Infantry brotherhood extends out to our Brother's family, also. Let any of us from the Delta Company 1-36, 5/18 Infantry Facebook group know if we can help in any way, now or in the future.

Thoughts and Prayers to all of you!
Sincerely, John Horvath