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Gilbert Russell Canfield, 80, of Fairmont, passed from this life Friday (Sept. 8, 2017) at the Fairmont Regional Medical Center.
He was born in Fairmont, on Jan. 16, 1937, a son of the late Richard Carl and Icie Shroyer Canfield.
Gilbert was a Baptist by faith. He had worked as an correctional officer for the Marion County Sheriff's Department. He was a member of the Marion County Senior Citizens and the NRA. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, auctions and NASCAR racing.
Mr. Canfield is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Rusty and Jessicah Canfield of Fairmont; his daughter, Tamra Canfield of Oakland, Maryland; his brother, Richard C. Canfield Jr. and his wife Mildred of Fairmont; six grandchildren, Tyra, Gage and Gunner Canfield, Rhiannon Knots, Amber Costello and Sabrina Furrey; also close family friend, Patsy Mezzanotte of Fairmont.
He was also preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Harold Swidler.
Gilbert requested cremation as his method of final disposition. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Frey Home For Funerals (Addition Chapel A), 320 Madison St., Fairmont. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with the Reverend Rodney Baker officiating.
Condolences may be sent to the family at email address fhff320@aol.com.
Published on September 9, 2017
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