Forest William Gibson, 85, of Greenville and formerly of Ansonia, passed away Thursday afternoon, July 29, 2010 at Rest Haven Nursing Home in Greenville.
He was born in Richland Township, Darke County, son of the late Ernest Ira and Bessie Florence (Root) Gibson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Regina Delk.
Forest had retired from Cadillac Gage in Greenville where he had worked for 30 years.He was a veteran of the US Navy having served in WWII. He was a member of the Beamsville Christian Church, the VFW and Stelvideo Grange which he was a past Master.
He is survived by his wife Virginia M. (Fellers) Gibson; children, Forest "Bill" (Cynthia) Gibson, Jr. of Greenville, Rebecca (John, Jr.) Lewis of Arcanum, Robert (Josie) Gibson of Mansfield, OH; son-in-law, Brian (Cindi) Delk of New Madison; 9 grandchildren, Scott (Diana) Gibson, Stacey (Anthony) Alexander, Kristie (Chris) Stump, Jeremy (Angie) Lewis, Rob (fiancee Jen) Gibson, Adam (Hallie) Gibson, Jennifer (Andrew) Carr, Megan (friend Chris) Delk and Alyssa (Scott) Wetzel; 2 step grandchildren, Jeffery (Colleen) Johnson and Kristin (Jeff) Gillis; 6 great grandchildren and expecting one in August; 5 step great grandchildren; sisters, Viola Beaver of Covington, Luella Spain of Zephyrhills, FL and Mary (Sam) Weaver of Mustang, OK; brother-in-law, Hubert (Lucille) Fellers of Greenville; sister-in-law, Francie Barnhardt of Arcanum; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Services will be held Monday, August 2, at 1 p.m. at the Oliver-Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville. Burial with full military honors by the Greenville Veterans Honor Guard will follow in the Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m. The family requests that memorial contributions be given to State of the Heart Hospice or the Regina K. Delk Scholarship fund through the Hope Foundation.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com.