Gilbert Masten Attix Sr. of Clayton passed away on Aug. 22, 2010 at his home.

“Pop” was a hard-working man who was loved by everyone that knew him.


Gilbert Masten Attix Sr. of Clayton passed away on Aug. 22, 2010 at his home.

“Pop” was a hard-working man who was loved by everyone that knew him. He was long-time member of the Carpenter’s Union Local #626, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed rabbit hunting and running his dogs along with working outside around the house.

He was born July 6, 1928 to the late Earl S. and Mary E. Attix.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Isabel Jarman, and his brother, Donald Attix.

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Janet Attix, and six children who loved him dearly, Gilbert M. Attix II and his wife Darla, Earl Attix and his friend Cathy Beisner, Gary Attix and his wife Tammy Newell, Dale Taylor and his wife Vicky, Teri Mannering and her husband Mike, and Pam Berry and her companion Jack Gearhart. He also left behind 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren all of whom will miss him.

Pop was blessed with many good friends and a very close-knit family. He will be greatly missed by his sisters, Emily Woodall and her husband Jessie, Thelma Pryor, Clara Marie Gravatt, and Joanie Pratt and her husband Wright. He will also be missed by his brothers, Billy Attix and his wife Ellen, and Robert Attix and his wife Carol, as well as sister-in-law Gloria Attix.

Pop also leaves a very special friend and co-worker of many years Jaye “Brownie” Brown.

Memorial services will be Friday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m., in the Faries Funeral Chapel, 29 South Main Street, Smyrna, where friends and family may call on Thursday, Aug. 26 from 4 to 6 p.m. A gathering will be held at the American Legion in Smyrna immediately following the visitation Thursday evening where everyone is welcome.

Interment will be in Greensboro Cemetery on Friday afternoon where family and friends are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, 261 Chapman Road, Newark, DE 19702.