In Memory of Craig V. Gabbert

In Memory of Craig V. Gabbert

Craig V. Gabbert, known to most people as C.V. Gabbert, came to Dayton in 1938, after his graduation from Emory Henry College in Virginia. Mr. Gabbert served in various positions at Rhea Central High School, holding the positions of teacher, football coach and principal. He also served as Superintendent of the Dayton City School. Mr. Gabbert passed away on December 21, 1975 and was buried in Buttram Cemetery. He will be fondly remembered by all those who knew him.

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Born and raised in Dayton Tennessee, I have served in various public service positions in the past. I have a great interest in the History of our town. This site is a way for me to share some of the great history of the area.

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  • Margie (Cary) Lineberry

    October 31, 2020 at 3:10 pm

    I consider myself to be one of the fortunate ones to have been born and raised in Dayton. I am currently working on scrap book relating that story. I have so enjoyed reading your historical documentations, such wonderful and informative work.

    My parents and uncle opened Cary & West Co/Firestone/True Value on 2nd Ave to the side of the courthouse and now the Centennial Park. My dad was very involved in the community. While he was on the Board of the hospital, he strived very hard to extend to a nursing home facility. Ironically, it was there that my uncle and aunt spent their last year’s. Unfortunately, I have very few photos of Dayton in my younger years. The one photo I am missing is Dayton City School in the 50s. Have you come across any that you might share? I would have thought Mrs. Philips or Jim Cunningham would have taken class pictures there.

    My husband and I retired from careers in Atlanta to Asheville. I shared so many stories about growing up in Dayton that I decided to put pen to paper. So many wonderful opportunities growing up when things were less complicated.

    Keep up your historical research. I have subscribed and hope to continue enjoying your work.

    Thank you and regards,
    Margie (Cary) Lineberry RCHC’68

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