Friday, June 3, 2011

Ray N. Gibson (June 2, 2011)

Ray N. Gibson, 86, of Greenville, passed away early Thursday morning, June 2, 2011 at Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville.

He was born June 21, 1924 in Brown Township, Darke County, Ohio, son of the late Alpha A. and Susie F. (Shiverdecker) Gibson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Helen E. (Bankson) Gibson; brothers, Doyle Gibson, Dean Gibson; and sisters, Dorothy Dill Crawford, Bernice Crawford.

Ray had retired from Hobart Corporation after 37 1/2 years. He was a member of Coletown Congregational Christian Church and Hobart Quarter Century Club and had served in the US Army in World War II.

He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Evelyn L. (Oliver) Gibson whom he married June 11, 1966; a son, Dennis L. Gibson of Cincinnati, OH; a daughter, Cinda F. Pearson of Union City, IN; 10 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services with full Military Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4 at Oliver- Floyd Funeral Home in Greenville with the Rev. Eric Knight officiating. Burial will follow in the Old Teegarden Cemetery near Ansonia.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.. The family request that memorial contributions be given to Coletown Congregational Christian Church, State of the Heart Hospice, or Donors Choice.

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