F. Leroy Gibson
F. Leroy Gibson, 97, passed away April 17, 2015 at Regency Care Center. He was born August 14, 1917 in Loami Township, the son of Frank and Nellie Studebaker Gibson. He graduated from Springfield High School and Brown’s Business College. He married Wanda Allen on July 26, 1947.
Survived by his wife Wanda, daughter Susan (Phil) Keasler of East Alton; granddaughters Emily (Mark) Zipprich of Alton; Kimberly (Drew) Scarbrough of Knoxville, TN; and great- granddaughters Teagan Zipprich and Cora Scarbrough.
He was an active member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), State Retirees, Masonic Lodge #500, Springfield Consistory, Ansar Shrine and Ansar Shrine Chanters, Kiwanis Club and Golden K. Leroy retired from the State of Illinois Department of Finance where he worked as a Certified Internal Auditor.
He enjoyed being with the love of his life, Wanda, for 67 years, his daughter Susan and his granddaughters Emily and Kim then came great-granddaughters Teagan and Cora. He loved to travel the beaches of Florida and the Mountains of Colorado. After retirement they took many European trips and many cruises.
Visitation: 9:30 – 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at First Christian Church.
Funeral Service: 11:00 am, Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at First Christian Church with Reverend Rick Irwin officiating.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church or Shriners Hospitals for Children.