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Jack Gibson

Jack Gibson

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NORMAL — Jack Gibson, 92, of 510 Broadway, Normal, died at 7:20 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 24, 2006) at Manor Care Health Services, Normal.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. His funeral will be at noon Tuesday, also at the funeral home. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the alzheimer's association

Jack was born March 14, 1914, in Rogersville, Tenn., a son of Robert Thomas and Sarah Virginia Steele Gibson. They preceded him in death. He married Bessie Emmert. She died Jan. 7, 2006, in Normal.

Surviving are his children, Willard Leon Gibson, Dickson; and Allen "Gene" (Judy) Gibson Sr., Virginia (Earl) Menken and Christine Goodman, all of Bloomington; one daughter-in-law, Wilma Gibson, Bloomington; 18 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by one son, one great-grandchild, three brothers and four sisters.

Jack retired from Eureka Co., where he was a truck driver. He also drove trucks for Oesch Transfer.

He is a member of the Moose Lodge and Machinist Union 1000.

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