Gilbert Alvin Stanage 75, of Inverness, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, at Hospice of Citrus County, Lecanto.
He was born Oct. 1, 1938, in Peach Orchard, Ark., to the late Clyde J. and Esther Mary (Young) Stanage. Gilbert was a self-employed tree surgeon, and arrived in this area in 1981, coming from Benton Harbor, Mich. He attended the First Assembly of God Church in Inverness, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors and bowling.
He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Janell Stanage. Other survivors include children Ray Stanage of Floral City, Fla., Clyde Stanage of Inverness, Allen (Barbara) Stanage of Floral City, Fla., and Sandy (Richard) Biastock of Coloma, Mich.; brothers Jerry and Terry Stanage; sisters Eloise Therot, Janie Brockman and Carolyn Hurst; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory. The family will receive friends at the funeral Home one hour prior to service.