Gobel Salyer

Tuesday 29th of September 1936 - Sunday 4th of April 2021

Gobel Salyer


Graveside Service

Apr 7, 2021 (2:00 pm )

Lexington Cemetery

833 West Main Street, Lexington, KY

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Clergy Nic Skinner

Gobel Salyer, 84, passed away the early morning of Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021.  Gobel was born in Elkhorn City, KY to the late Frank and Alice (Belcher) Salyer on September 29, 1936.  He was the youngest of ten boys.


Gobel wed Carol Johnson on September 14, 1957 in Regina, KY and together they celebrated 63 years of marriage.  Mr. Salyer obtained his Master’s degree and was a high school math teacher, basketball coach, athletic director and assistant principal throughout his career.  The most important class he taught was a Bible class in different churches for over 40 years.  One of his favorite Bible verses was John 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  After a 9 year battle with Alzheimer’s, Gobel still quoted this scripture 2 weeks before his passing.  “Because He Lives” was one of his favorite hymns, and because of that truth we will see him again one day. All who knew him, loved his ever present smile, humor, kindness, humbleness, and joy. The joy of the Lord was his strength.


Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Carol; daughter Katrina (Gary) Loucks; grandchildren, Andrew (Tiffany) Loucks, Jared Loucks, Kaitlyn Loucks; and one great grandson Talon Loucks.  In addition to his parents, nine brothers preceded Gobel in death.

Milward Funeral Directors are entrusted with Mr. Salyer's service arrangements. A graveside service will be held at Lexington Cemetery Wednesday, April 7th at 2:00 pm with Nic Skinner to preside. Guests are asked to meet at the gate to proceed to the graveside service at approximately 1:45 pm.



In honor of his legacy, Gobel’s family would like memorial contributions directed to Tates Creek Christian Church or Bluegrass Care Navigators @bgcarenav.org.


To share a remembrance of Mr. Salyer or offer condolences to his family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.


Guest Book

Frank. Salvatore


Gobel was one of the finest men I have ever met. I wii never forget his teaching our Willing Workers Class or the good times sharing class trips and vacation to Hawaii I know God has welcomed Gobel with open arms. Good bye Dear friend.

2 weeks ago

Jamesy Salyer


Growing up with Gobel on Little Beaver Creek was a special time in my life. He was my hero and best friend.

2 weeks ago

Lisa Richards


Dave and I are so sorry; for loss and missing the presence of a beloved father, husband and friend in very numbing. The witness of Mr. Salyer’s life is a true testimony of one living and redeemed by our Savior. With this loss, comes the promise of true healing and joy. Katrina, you have always said “in our Father’s house, there are many rooms. I Hope yours is next to mine.” The promised house is real. And I Hope the same. Missed today...... reunited in His timing. Praises!

2 weeks ago