Roy Lee Gibson, 73, rural Vienna, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013, at 8:06 AM at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.
Roy was born March 3, 1939 in Warden, Illinois. He was the son of Arlie Gibson and Mable Pearl (Gaunts) Gibson Harris.
Roy was united in marriage to Sherry (Tyler) in June 2008 in Johnson County Illinois. She survives.
Other survivors include:
His Children – Teresa Smith of Belknap, IL
Roger Gibson of Paducah, KY
Johnny Gibson (aka Dwight Ewing) of Jefferson Co IL
Lisa Gibson of Texas
A Stepson – James Gibson of Vienna, IL
10 Great Grandchildren
3 Sisters – Bonnie Gibson, Loretta Gibson & Jeanette Holly all of Evansville, IN
In addition to his parents, Roy was preceded in death by:
A Son – Randy Lynn Gibson
A Grandson – Michael Wayne Gibson
2 Brothers – Jimmy Gibson and Harold Gibson
Roy had been employed as a truck driver. He was also a timber man and logger. Roy was a member of the Teamster’s Union.
He was of the Baptist faith. Roy is remembered by his family for his love of
“tinkering, eating, and sleeping.” He also assisted in caring for the family livestock operation.
A graveside service will be conducted Sunday afternoon, March 3, 2013, at 2:30 PM at New Hope Cemetery near New Columbia. Dr. Ed Hollis will officiate.
The family will receive friends from 2 PM – 2:30 PM Sunday at the cemetery.