William Michael (Fuzzy) Gamblin
William Michael (Fuzzy) Gamblin
A memorial service for William Michael (Fuzzy) Gamblin, 72, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2023, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Gamblin passed away at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at his home.
He was born October 28, 1950, at Memphis, Tennessee, to Albert Gamblin and Jetti Chappell Gamblin. Fuzzy graduated from West Plains High School with the Class of 1970. He was a veteran, having served with the United States Navy. On July 9, 1975, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Anita Lung. Mr. Gamblin was of the Catholic faith.
He is survived by his wife, Anita Gamblin, of the family home; two sons, Gage Michael Gamblin and wife, Daley, Austin, Arkansas and Cort William Gamblin, Springfield, Missouri; one grandchild, Goldie Lynn; one brother, Kenneth Gamblin; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents and one brother and sister-in-law, Conrad Lee and Wilma Gamblin preceded him in death.
A private burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.
Susan Warren Huggins
December 24, 2022 @ 7:54 am
Anita I’m so sorry to hear about Fuzz. He was a great guy and a good friend to Jim. My prayers are with you and the boys.
December 25, 2022 @ 7:50 pm
This breaks my heart to read of his passing. I met him at the VA Clinic and always enjoyed our little visits. Thoughts and prayers for the family.
Teresa and Randall romans
December 26, 2022 @ 10:04 am
My heart just breaks. Rest in His arms Mr.Mike.
December 26, 2022 @ 10:27 am
So sorry to hear about Fuzzy. I’ll be praying for you and your family in this season.
December 26, 2022 @ 6:17 pm
Fair winds and calming seas Sailor.
December 27, 2022 @ 7:01 am
Anita my heart goes out to you praying for you and your family.
December 27, 2022 @ 9:14 am
Anita, we are sad for your loss as well as all of us that got to know you & Fuzzy through his wonderful musical talents. That was such a special time that I will always cherish. I am so glad I got to have a visit with him when I did. You are in our hearts & minds.
John Allen Gill
December 27, 2022 @ 1:44 pm
“Here’s to the Sunny Slopes of long ago.”
December 27, 2022 @ 9:42 pm
Dear Anita, Cort, Gage, and all your family.
I am so sorry to hear of Michael’s death. I looked up to him in middle/high school when he was an upperclassman and football player. I have been delighted to get reacquainted at St. Mary’s. May God’s grace and strength be with you, and may love and fond memories sustain you in the days ahead. He was a *good* man.
December 28, 2022 @ 10:34 am
Dear Aunt Anita, Cort and Gage,
I am so sorry to hear this news. I have the best memories of the times we came down when growing up and Uncle Mike letting Keith and I do things that Mom and Dad didn’t want us to do lol…nothing major just swimming in a lake/river and drying off in the back of the truck. He is loved dearly and will be missed just as much. Love you all,
Kirk and Kristie
December 28, 2022 @ 3:37 pm
Anita my heart goes out to you and your family. My time spent with Fuzzy in the service will never be forgotten.
I will never forget his ham bone playing ability or the way he made us guys laugh.
December 28, 2022 @ 5:12 pm
Anita, Prayers for comfort for you and your family. Fuzzy was such a great guy. Everyone who was privileged to know him, loved him. I’m so sorry.
Connie Johnston Riley
December 29, 2022 @ 2:34 pm
Our hearts ache for you and your family. Always positive thoughts prayers and intentions for all of you. With our deepest sympathies from everyone in V1 Division. It was a privilege to have known and worked side by side in the defense of our country. Fair Winds and Following Seas my friend. And now his watch is ended.
Craig and Sherri Cromer
December 30, 2022 @ 1:19 pm
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all
Bill and Vera Alsup
December 30, 2022 @ 9:21 pm
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort. It’s been awhile since we’ve connected. That tells you how old our boys are now. Hugs all around.
December 31, 2022 @ 11:39 am
Anita, Gage and Cort:
So sorry to hear of Fuzzy’s passing. Praying for all of you and your family.
January 3, 2023 @ 11:31 am
So sorry to hear about Fuzzy. I guess God wanted his music and to hear his many stories. I know that he sure will be missed here on earth. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys today.
January 4, 2023 @ 1:08 pm
Anita so sorry for your loss, my thoughts, prayers and hugs are with you.
January 24, 2023 @ 2:16 pm
Anita, I’m so sorry to learn of Fuzz’s passing. He was a good man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
January 29, 2023 @ 8:21 am
Just read of Fuzzy’s death. Since we moved away a little out of touch. Always was one to make me smile at the clinic and at church. We need more people like him. Hope you are doing ok.