ESSEX -- Gilbert Duane Marler Jr., 38, died Sept. 23, 2007, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Bloomfield.
Born Nov. 3, 1968, at Rockford, Ill., son of Gilbert Marler Sr. of Poplar Bluff and Linda Faulkner Thompson of Sulligent, Ala., he was a self-employed truck driver.
On July 31, 2004, at Essex, he married Laurie Sherwood who survives of the home.
Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by: his stepmother, Jeanie Marler of Poplar Bluff; his stepfather, John Thompson of Sulligent, Ala.; three stepsons, Robert Metz and Christopher Metcalf, both of Essex, and James Metcalf of Heinsville, Ga.; two stepdaughters, Angela Turner of Circle City and Krystal Thomas of Muldraugh, Ky.; his paternal grandmother, Glenda Marler of Greenville; three brothers, Bobby Williams of Dexter, Jimmy Moss of Hopedale, Ill. and Jimmy Williams, address unknown; four sisters, Paula Peterson and Bridgett Barnhill both of Poplar Bluff, Sheila Adams of Fredericktown and Raquel Cumby of Norwood; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Cynthia Weaver; and one brother, Donald Eugene Marler.
Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. today at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter where services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday with the Rev. Bryan Johnson officiating.
Burial will follow in the Center Ridge Cemetery near Greenville.