Ronald D. Gibson
Sept. 19, 1943 – March 10, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017 10:36 PM
Ronald D. Gibson 73, Veedersburg and formerly Crawfordsville and Indianapolis, passed away at his home on March 10, 2017 with friends and family by his side.
He was born Sept. 19, 1943 in Muncie to Roy W. and Ruth H. Gibson.
After graduating from Thomas Carr Howe High School, he entered the US Navy and then briefly attended Purdue University. After a short stint in Arizona he moved back to Indiana where he met and married his wife, Nancy K. Blacker and moved to Crawfordsville, IN. After 32 years he retired from Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company and retired just outside of Veedersburg with Nancy. Mr. Gibson spent summers in Shoals and Loogootee with his father and cousins, he cherished his time working on the Gibson Farm with his family. He enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing, gardening, gold prospecting and doing genealogy research. He loved riding the golf cart with all of his grandchildren. He was a member of the NRA, Gun Owners of America, Gold Prospectors Association of America and Grace of God Fellowship in Kingman.
Survivors include a daughter, Jill (Chad) Aker; a son, Jake (Kelli) Gibson; five grandchildren, Jessica, Staci, Ryan, Addi and Erin; a sister, Mary L. Roepke; and a special friend, Jena Holmes.
He was preceded in death by his father, Roy W. Gibson; mother, Ruth H. Roepke; stepfather, Robert W. Roepke; and his wife, Nancy K. Gibson [Blacker].
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 16 at Hunt & Son Funeral Home. Family and friends may pay their respects from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Nancy K. Gibson Memorial Scholarship Fund c/o Montgomery County Community Foundation or online at www.mccf-in.org.