Gilbert William Fey, 84, Bloomington, formerly of Corydon, died Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, at his home.
Born in 1933, in Louisville, he was the son of the late Leonard T. and Rosella (Cottie) Fey.
He was a 1951 graduate of Corydon High School, was Marine during the Korean conflict and attended Indiana Central College (now UIndy), where he participated in athletics. He began his teaching and coaching career at Brownsburg High School in 1958. In 1961, he moved to French Lick, where he inaugurated the football program at Springs Valley High School and was head football coach and athletic director for 10 seasons. In 1971, he began coaching at Bedford High School and was the founding football coach and athletic director at Bedford-North Lawrence High School until 1982. He also raised purebred Angus cattle and served on the board of Springville Feeder Association. After retiring from coaching and teaching, he did volunteer work, including several years at Belle Trace Health and Living Center and home visitation for St. Vincent de Paul Society in Bloomington. He was a lifelong Catholic and a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church in Bedford.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard T. (Skip) Fey Jr. and Francis Xavier (Frank) Fey, and a sister, Doll Rose Fey Woosley.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, the former Ruth Erny; four children, Michelle Pullano (Michael) of Suffolk, Va., Marcy Johnson (Greg) of Kansas City, Mo., Mindy Kinser (Tony) of Bedford and Mike Fey (Gia) of Sandy, Utah; 12 grandchildren, Nick Pullano, Cara Pullano Curling (Billy), Morgan Johnson, Abbey Johnson, Caitlin Kinser, Drew Kinser, Bridgett Fey, Maggie Fey, Paige Fey, Tyler Maxey, Krysta Maxey and Kymberlie Maxey; a great-grandchild, William (Bear) Curling IV; a sister-in-law, Fofie Fey; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Friday, Sept. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Shamrock Center in Bedford.
Funeral Mass: Saturday, Sept. 2, at 10 a.m. at St Vincent DePaul Catholic Church with military rites accorded by members of American Legion Gillen Post No. 33.
Officiants: Father Rick Eldred and Deacon Dave Reising.
Arrangements: Day & Carter Mortuary in Bedford.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the St. Vincent de Paul Church Building Fund or St. Vincent de Paul Society in Bloomington.