Donald E. Gibson, age 88 of Lima, died at 9:49 p.m., Sunday, January 10, 2010, in Lima Memorial Health Care Systems. He was born February 19, 1921 in American Township, Allen County, Ohio. He is the son of Frank and Chloe Pierstorff Gibson. Both parents are deceased. On October 10, 1942 he married Eva M. Tousley, who survives in Lima.
Mr. Gibson was retired from Clark Equipment Company. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, and bird watching. He cherished spending time with his family.
Other survivors include a daughter – Kathy Jo (Anthony) Joseph of Lima; newly found family – Bill (Tammy) DeWitt; 6 grandchildren – Jessica (Mike Chancey) Hughes, , Jeriamiah (Betsy) Joseph, Devaony (Andrew Ricker) Joseph; newly found grandchildren – Billy (Angie) DeWitt, Kristina (Will) Simerly, and Bruce DeWitt serving in Iraq; 8 great grandchildren; 1 brother – Robert Gibson of Buckland; and 1 sister – Elizabeth Place of Buckland.
He was preceded in death by 4 sisters – Marjorie McGuire, Evelyn Greely, Helen Gibson, and Dorothy Gibson.
Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 15, 2009 in Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The Chaplain Gerbert Darlington will officiate. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 14, 2009 and one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Date: Thursday, January 14, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm