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Services Thursday for William 'Bill' Gipson

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William “Bill” Gipson, age 73, of Beverly Shores, IN, passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017, at Hospice Franciscan Communities.

Bill was born July 5, 1943, in Marion, KY, to Ernest and Evelyn (Robertson) Gipson who preceded him in death.

Bill was married on July 5, 1969, in Chicago, IL, to Margaret, who survives.

He is also survived by children: Frank Eugene Lee (Tina) Gipson and Andrew Ray (Brenda) Gipson of Michigan City; grandchildren: Lisa Perez of AZ, Stephanie Perez of TX, Robert Perez of KY, William Gipson of Peru, IN, Erika Gipson of Michigan City, Jessica Gipson of Michigan City, and Katherine (Wade) Hale of LaPorte, IN, Mitch (Jamie) Henderlong of Evansville, IN, and Kyle (Steffanie) Henderlong of Michigan City, IN; great-grandchildren: Kira Paris, Brianna Paris, Joseph Paris of AZ, Rylee Marie Gipson of IN, Audrianna Hale, Brantley Hale of LaPorte, IN; brothers and sisters: Guthery (Doris) Gipson, Raymand Gipson and Mary Luna of Chicago, Il, David (Linda) Gipson of Morganfield, KY and Shirley Herin of Sturgis, KY.

He was also preceded in death by his two children: Norma Lynn Perez and Richard Leon Gipson.

Bill served his country in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Korea. Bill was a life member of V.F.W. Post #2511 of Porter, where he served as Post Commander eleven times. He was a life member of DAV Chapter #23, serving nine terms as Sergeant of Arms. Bill was a life-long member of Michigan City Fish and Game, American Legion Post #37, Loyal Order of the Moose of Chesterton, Polish Falcons of America Nest #564 of LaPorte, and F.O.E. Aerie #4209 of Morganfield, KY. Bill was retired from Bulk Transport where he belonged to Teamsters Union #142.

Bill enjoyed simple pleasures, working in his garden, old western movies, hanging out in his “man-cave” garage with friends and chasing after his energetic grandchildren.

Visitation for family and friends will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, at Geisen-Carlisle Funeral Home, located at 613 Washington St., Michigan City, IN.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 12:00 Noon at Geisen-Carlisle Funeral Home, with Pastor Bill Barnes of Faith City Assembly of God officiating, and Military Honors presented.

Memorial contributions may be given to Indiana Veterans Home, 3851 N. River Rd., West Lafayette, IN, 47906.

Services will conclude at the funeral home and cremation will take place.

To sign a guestbook or leave condolences, please visit: www. (219) 874-4214.




Posted 2/15/2017






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