Wilbur K. “Peep” Gaither, age 91 of Ripley, Ohio died Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at his residence. Mr. Gaither was a farmer all of his life and ran a dairy farm, raised tobacco and beef cattle. He was a United States Army Korean War veteran serving as an aviation engineer at the rank of Corporal. He was a member of St. Michael Catholic Church in Ripley and a long time trustee of the Hiett’s Chapel Cemetery. Wilbur was born February 19, 1929 in Ripley, Ohio the son of the late Lee M. and Mary L. (Cooper) Gaither. He was also preceded in death by his wife of sixty- two years in 2015 – Doris M. (Gast) Gaither whom he married June 1, 1953 and one brother – Ralph Gaither.
Mr. Gaither is survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and many friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Ripley, Ohio. Rev. Dohrman Byers will be the Celebrant. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at the Cahall Funeral Home in Ripley, Ohio. Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery in Ripley, Ohio with Military Services by the Courts-Fussnecker American Legion Post #367. During the visitation and Mass facial coverings are required and social distancing guidelines will be observed.
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