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Robert James "Bob" Gibson Sr. of Effingham, formerly of Red Bud, passed away at his home on Friday, July 14, 2017, surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Effingham. Memorial donations may be made to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be left at www.bauerfh.com.
Bob was born August 18, 1929, in Chicago, the son of William (Ray) and Loretta (McCarthy) Gibson. He is survived by his wife of 65 years Helen; son, Robert Jr. (Christy) of Glasford; daughter, Jodi (Tim) Schlink of Effingham; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by daughter, Rhonda; his parents, and seven siblings.
Bob was a member of Local 17, Heat and Frost Insulators, Chicago, for 40 years. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War. Bob was the ultimate handyman; there was no job he wouldn't tackle. He loved to golf, and he and Helen had some wonderful friends in Red Bud who they spent countless hours with at the country club. He also loved time spent with his growing family.
Published on July 14, 2017
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