Clayton L. Gibson
IND. - Clayton L. Gibson, 70, a resident of rural Albion, died at 5:05 p.m. on Monday, October 22, 2007, at the family residence in Jefferson Township. He had been in failing health for the past two and one-half years.
Mr. Gibson was born in Sandy Hook, Kentucky on August 15, 1937, a son of the late Tivis and Grace (Watson) Gibson. He spent his formative years in Kentucky, and graduated from Fleming County High School in 1955.
On September 23, 1957 he was married in New Albany to Ruth Lee Terrell, and moved to Noble County in 1965.
His employment with International Harvester spanned a period of over 30 years. He first worked at the Fort Wayne plant for several years until it closed, and continued working at their Springfield, Ohio plant until retiring in 1997.
He attended the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Merriam, and greatly enjoyed the fellowship of the church. In his leisure time he enjoyed Indiana University basketball, country music, and attending blue grass festivals. He was an avid gardener, and was a very dedicated family man.
The surviving relatives include his wife Ruth, to whom he was married for 50 years; two sons Logan Gibson of Merriam and Wayne (Holly McDowell) Gibson of Churubusco; two daughters Sharon (Brian) Smith of Kendallville, and Karen (Bob) Koldyke of Albion; a brother Britton (Evie) Gibson of Elliott Co., Ky; eight grandchildren and a great-grandchild Grace Christine.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters Marie and Myrtle; by four brothers Rollie, John, Russ, and Bill; and by four young siblings Beulah, Manie, Hershell, and Junior.
Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Thursday, October 25, 2007 at the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Merriam with Pastors George Cecil and William Claxton officiating.
Interment was in the Wolf Lake Cemetery, Noble County.
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is in charge of the arrangements.
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