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Robert "Gibby" Gibbons

June 14, 1928 April 5, 2019
Robert "Gibby" Gibbons
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Robert "Gibby" Gibbons passed away on April 5 at Westminster Village Health Care, he was 90 years old. Gibby was born on June 14, 1928 to John Burton Gibbons and Lucille Gibbons.

He is survived by his daughter, Laura Nikiel and husband Peter Nikiel, grandson, Patrick Nikiel, sister-in-law, JoAnn Gibbons Martin, brother-in-law, Dr. Jerrold Baker, niece, Ellen Burdick, niece, Leslie Burdick, nephew, Matt Baker, nephew, Kevin Gibbons, niece, Karen Titzer and niece, Kay Ponsot. Gibby was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Paul Gibbons, nephew, Kraig Gibbons, wife, Juanita Louise Gibbons, sister-in-law Jeraldine Baker and 2nd wife Patricia A. Kelley Gibbons.

Gibby graduated from Garfield High School, Indiana University and the NASDAQ NYSE Training. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. Gibby began his career working in the family business, BestWay Trucking Company. He spent 5 years as a stock broker at Hilliard Lyons and the bulk of his career as a Trust Officer at Terre Haute First. Gibby loved the outdoors, Cuban cigars, fishing, and hunting and was a member of Ducks Unlimited, but the passion of his life was watercolor painting. Gibby donated a collection of paintings to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

A "Celebration of Life"- gathering is scheduled for May 18, 5pm - 7pm at the Sycamore Country Club. To honor Gibby, visit his art exhibit at Rose-Hulman or make a donation to the Terre Haute Humane Society, 1811 South Fruitridge Ave, Terre Haute, IN. The family would like to thank the staff at Westminster, Hands that Serve and Southern Care Hospice for their kindness and care for Gibby.

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Celebration of Life




5:00 PM 5/18/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/18/2019 7:00:00 PM
Sycamore Country Club

200 Heritage Drive
Terre Haute, IN 47803

Sycamore Country Club
200 Heritage Drive Terre Haute 47803 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

Terre Haute Humane Society

1811 South Fruitridge Avenue
P.O. Box 3307
Terre Haute, IN 47803

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