Lloyd David Gibson, 78, of Madison, Indiana, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, in Troy, Illinois.
He was born Sept. 10, 1942, in Elwood, Indiana, to Morton Hill and Donna Alfredia Clevenger Gibson. He was a 1961 graduate of Walnut Grove High School and was brought up in the Beall Chapel United Methodist Church near Perkinsville, Indiana. He enlisted in the US Naval Reserves in 1963 and went on active duty in 1965, serving aboard the USS Dennis J. Buckley for two tours of duty in the Vietnam War. He received the National Defense Service Medal and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He lived most of his adult life on his farm in Eden, Indiana, where he bought, raised and sold cattle as well as enjoyed helping his children with their 4-H projects. He retired from the General Motors Delco Remy Plant at Anderson, Indiana, after 37 years of service in 1998. He was a member of the Grand Lodge and was a 32nd degree, Master Mason with the Eden Lodge in the Indianapolis Valley and a member of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. After retiring from GM, he moved to Madison where he purchased two farms and built his log cabin home in the woods. He was a member of the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion in Madison and the Jefferson County Farm Bureau and enjoyed his Masonic brotherhood and American Legion activities and comrades. He loved to spend time with family and friends as well as traveling, camping, fishing, deer hunting, birding, dancing, nice vehicles and John Deere tractors.
Survivors include his children, Dan Gibson of Marine, Illinois and LaDonna McKinney of Nineveh, Indiana; his companion, Judy Kappes of Bennington, Indiana; and five grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, other family and his dog Cuddles.
He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings, Marilyn Anderson, Laverta Shaw Andrews, Cletis Gibson, Eldon Gibson and Noel Gibson.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at the Morgan & Nay Funeral Centre in Madison. Interment will follow in the Indiana Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Madison. Visitation is noon until time of services Saturday at the funeral home.
A Masonic service will be conducted at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. A final salute with military honors will be conducted Saturday at the funeral home by the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion Honor Guard with Military Honors at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans or the Major Samuel Woodfill Post No. 9 of the American Legion Honor Guard. Cards are available at the funeral home. Online condolences, remembrances, and memorials, www.morgan-nay.com.