Barrie Gibson


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Posted Online: Jan. 26, 2013, 11:10 pm
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Barrie Gibson, 70, of Milan, passed away Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at his home.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, with military honors presented by the United States Navy and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 299. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.
Barrie was born on Feb. 27, 1942, the adopted son of Dorothy and Keith Gibson of Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He moved to South Carolina in 1956, where he completed high school. He married Betty Louise Nagle on April 25 1964. She preceded him in death on Aug. 5, 2005, after 41 years of marriage.
Mr. Gibson joined the US Navy in April of 1961, serving more than 19 years until his retirement in June 1980. He later was employed for more than 22 years by the Metropolitan Airport Authority in the ground maintenance department, retiring on March 28, 2008.
Barrie was an active member of the Masonic Eureka Lodge 69, Milan, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 299, where he was a member of their honor guard and Trinity United Methodist Church, Milan.
He was active with the Boy Scouts as a leader and served as a district advancement chair person, volunteered with Arrowhead Ranch Round Up and spring auction.
Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Cathy Gibson, Aledo, Chris and Kim Gibson, Milan; grandchildren, Joshua and Sarah; adopted stepmother, Stella M. Gibson, England.
He was preceded in death by his natural parents, a sibling, his adoptive parents and sister.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com












 



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