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Gilbert Riley Tredway

October 11, 1922 ~ January 14, 2019 (age 96)
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Gilbert Riley Tredway, age 96, of French Lick, Indiana formerly of Jasper, Indiana entered into eternal rest on Monday, January 14th, 2019 at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper, Indiana.


He was born in Cuzco, Indiana on October 11th, 1922 to George Riley and Pearl Cornelia “Jones” Tredway.


Gilbert married Mary Canzoneri in 1944 and she passed on May 28th, 1978.


He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, (1) Daughter- Patricia Tredway, (1) Sister- Juanita Tredway, (2) Half Sisters- Agnes Jean Linae and Anna Potts.


Gilbert was a very accomplished man earning his PhD from Indiana University and having several distinguished military honors. He taught history and geography at Baptist-affiliated Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Kentucky, when it was still known as Campbellsville College. He was on the faculty of Campbellsville College from 1959 to 1963, when he accepted a position at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. He returned to Campbellsville in 1966, where he remained until his retirement in the spring of 1984.


He served in the Army Air Force from 1940 to 1945. An aircraft gunner on a B-17, Tredway was wounded while protecting a convoy in New Guinea and received the Purple Heart. He also received the Distinguished Flying Cross Medal, Air Medal, American Campaign Medal and Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal. In 1944 Gilbert penned his historical novel, The Way it Was: A Novel of the Civil War.


Gilbert is survived by:


(1) Son                                                             George Rodney Tredway        Leitchfield, Kentucky


Great Niece                                                     Patricia Haste                         French Lick, Indiana


(5) Grandchildren                                           Hope Bault                              Salvisa, Kentucky

                                                                        Josh Bault (Becca)                  Sheridan, Kentucky   

                                                                        Sonya Reliford                        Kentucky        

                                                                        Jesse Tredway                        Kentucky

                                                                        Jordan Tredway                     Kentucky


(2) Great-Grandkids                                       Jacob and Lucas Bault




The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Larry Mickler at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Burial will follow in Cuzco Cemetery in Cuzco, Indiana.     



Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service on Friday, January 18th, 2019 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana.


Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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