John T Gable

  • Born: March 13, 1958
  • Died: October 10, 2020
  • Location: Zeeland, Michigan

Yntema Funeral Home

251 S State St
Zeeland, MI 49464
Tel. (616) 772-2173

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Gable, age 62, of Zeeland, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at his home.

John was preceded in death by his brother, Sandy Chilson; brother-in-law, Dennis Neal; and sister-in-law, Calleen Holliday.

John was a diesel mechanic and die-hard Detroit Tigers and Lions fan. He loved concerts and watching the Three Stooges and Loony Toons on TV.

John is survived by his:

Wife of 34 years, Cheryl Gable

James Gable of Zeeland
Cathreen (Jason) Mathews of Holland
Randy (Nikki) Holliday of California
Kenny Gable of Zeeland

Taylor, Cherish, Caylee, Keira, SkyHeart, Jeccika, Rosie

Linda Whitler of Tennessee

Jess (Cheryl) Chilson of Illinois
Barbara Jiacabone of Michigan
Danny (Beth) Derho of California
Toni Vasquez of Tennessee

Curtis Derho of Arizona

Curtis Neal of California

Shirley Ann Neal of Michigan

John's family is planning a Celebration of Life service at their home (169 Hope Ave., Holland) at 1:00pm on Saturday, October 31, 2020.

Arrangements are by Yntema Funeral Home and condolences may be left online at


Condolence & Memory Journal

John was a great brother, a great father, and a greater friend. The memories of growing up and old together will always warm my heart. I will always miss my brother and his sense of caring. Till we meet again. Love you Bro!

Posted by Jess Chilson - Sycamore, IL - Brother   October 13, 2020

John was our neighbor, one day I pulled out of my garage with all of the kids loaded up and just as I got into the street my car quit running. Without a thought John came to my aid! He spent about an hour trying to get my car running again.
We had never been introduced before that time and he didn't care (nor did he care about his back pain as he lugged tools and equipment to my car). He just saw someone with car trouble and wanted to help. John was a great neighbor!!

Posted by Stacy Wiersma    October 12, 2020

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