Dennis Gambill


Dennis Gambill, 61, of Richview, IL., passed away October 7, 2017 at home surrounded by his family. He was born the son of Donald and Wilma (Parker) Gambill on October 14, 1955 in Centralia, IL. He married Donna Day in Shattuc IL, on May 1, 1976.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 41 years, Donna Gambill, of Sandoval; devoted children, Jason Gambill and wife Leslie of Centralia, Ryan Gambill and wife Kasey of Salem, Deanna Williams and husband Paul of Salem; precious grandchildren, Donovan, Adrianna, Nola Grace, Ember, Ethan, Paul Burdette, Lela; loving sisters, Donna Holland and husband Larry, Carole Brink and husband Gregg; cherished aunts, Terri Sprehe, Brenda Clawges; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by both his parents, Donald and Wilma Gambill.

Dennis served many local churches as a lay speaker before making the First United Methodist Church in Richview his parish. He was currently serving that church at the time of his passing. Dennis supported his family by working at Lange and Bird Equipment as a mechanic in Patoka for over 35 years. He was also a former Pastor at United Methodist Church in Ashley, a sales rep for Team Fenex, a former director of Sandoval Shalom, and ran his own motorcycle and ATV shop out of Sandoval.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made in his memory to the Richview United Methodist Church or SSM St. Marys Hospice. On-line condolences and memories of Dennis may be shared with the family at or on their Facebook page.