Warren “Gilbert” Sellers of Dillard, Missouri was born December 9, 1933 in Dillard, Missouri to Ira and Alpha Cottrell Sellers and passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in his home at the age of 86 years, 4 months and 19 days.
Gilbert was a 1951 graduate of Cherryville High School and lived his entire life on the family farm.
He married Geraldine Skaggs on April 23, 1955 in Hernando, Mississippi.
Gilbert retired from the U.S. Forest Service having worked 30 years.
Gilbert enjoyed fishing and hunting in his younger years but was content to help his grandchildren in those hobbies later in life. He also enjoyed gardening, raising cattle and attending auctions. Gilbert was also on the Board of Sellers Cemetery for 50 years. He was very proud to have received the distinction as their farm being named Missouri Century Farm in 2003.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira and Alpha Cottrell Sellers; brother, James Edward (Thelma) Sellers; sister, Glenna (Donald) O’Connor; two nephews, Donald O’Connor and Ronnie Sellers; one niece, Barbara O’Connor; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herman and Hildred Skaggs; brothers-in-law, Don and Marvin Skaggs; and sister-in-law, Mary Shrout.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Geraldine “Gerry” Sellers (nee Skaggs) of Dillard, Missouri; daughter, Sandra Jo (Robert Gapsch) Sellers of Dillard, Missouri; son, Gilbert “Alan” (Kimberly Ann) Sellers of Jackson, Missouri; grandchildren, Joshua Alan (Emily Vines) Sellers of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Katherine Ann Sellers of Kansas City, Missouri and Molly Elizabeth Ann Sellers of Jackson, Missouri; nephew, Michael O’Connor of Indiana; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Leon (Margie) Skaggs of Virginia, Bill (Mary) Skaggs and Gary Skaggs, all of Cuba, Missouri, Barb Skaggs of St. Louis, Missouri and Kathy (Mike) Reeves of House Springs, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Due to the COVID-19, a private family graveside service was held at 1 p.m. on April 30, 2020 at the Sellers Cemetery with Alan Sellers and Josh Sellers officiating and opening and closing prayers by Kim Sellers. Scripture was read by Katie Sellers and poems were read by Sandra Sellers and Molly Sellers. Special music of “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace” were sung by Johnny Setzer.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.
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