Jerry Gibson


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Posted Online: Dec. 26, 2012, 7:01 pm
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Jerry W. Gibson, 68, of Milan, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Trinity Rock Island.
Visitation is Friday, Dec. 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Services are Saturday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at a later date in Buckhorn, Mo. Memorials may be left for the family.
Jerry was born Sept. 2, 1944, in Buckhorn, a son of August and Juanita Porter Gibson. After high school he joined the Navy in San Diego, Calif., and served in Vietnam for two years. He married Linda Lawver on Aug. 10, 1970, in Moline.
Jerry was a truck driver for more than 40 years. He also worked construction as a heavy equipment operator/mechanic and was a master technician. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Local 150. Jerry was a founding officer in the Milan Police Department Auxiliary, where he was a sharpshooter, winning several awards. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He was a bird collector and loved his dog, Lady. He liked to travel on his cruiser motorcycle and build and drive fast cars, which included his '69 Corvette. His greatest love was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his daughter, Brenda Gibson, Milan; sons, Russell Gibson, Cincinnati, Ohio, Brian (Deana) Gibson, Mountain View, Ark., Derrick Lawver, Davenport, Ed Cristol, Hannibal, Mo., and Jerry Gibson, Hannibal; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Darlene "Lottie" Carver, Evansville, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 14 siblings.
Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.












 



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