Gene Gamber passed from this life on March 7th, 2018. Harold Gene Gamber was born on December 11th, 1933 to Alvin and Virginia Gamber in Sedalia, Missouri. He has a twin brother, Howard Dean of Lee’s Summit, Mo. Gene was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia; an older brother, Alvin Warren; and sister, Ada Francis.
Gene attended Smith Cotton High School in Sedalia, Missouri. Shortly after graduation, Gene and Dean enlisted in the United State Marine Corps. Upon graduation from basic training they made Marine Corps history when both received the Honor Man Award. After the Marine Corps, Gene married. He and his wife Sylvia raised three boys: Mark, Steve, and Kevin. Gene had eight grandchildren: Tyler, Cody, Justin, Jason, Jaron, Kayde, Bradyn, and Josie. Gene worked in the financial department for 30 years at the Leeds General Motors plant in KCMO. Appointed Comptroller and then after retirement was a small business owner in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. He was involved in numerous boards, committees and fundraisers. In 2005, Gene was named Citizen of the Year by the Truman Heartland Community Foundation. In 2008, he received a citation award from the Pro Parks and Recreation Association and was named Outstanding Citizen by the Great Lakes Regional Council of the National Recreation And Park Assiciation. In 2008, the new senior center in Lee’s Summit was opened up and named after Gene, The Gamber Center. Gene was a longtime member of Turning Point Church in KCMO.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Langsford Funeral Home in Lee’s Summit, MO. Visitation will be from 9:00-11:00 AM, prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Turning Point Church 9150 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64138.
Arrangements: Langsford Funeral Home 115 SW 3rd St. Lee’s Summit, MO 64063 (816)524-3700. www.langsfordfuneralhome.com