Bert “Eddie” Gibson, 81, of Sparta, IL; born on November 26, 1939 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Friday, December 18, 2020 at the Randolph County Care Center in Sparta, IL.
Bert was a Veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War. He loved fishing so much that he dug his own pond and stocked it with fish year-round. There was a lot of joy he had in growing pumpkins and different vegetables. Bert was the type of person that did things on his own because he was very independent.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Regina Gibson; Two brothers, James and David Gibson; Brother-in-law, Jimmie Perkins.
He is survived by his children, Gail (Mark) Gibson-Miller of Antioch, IL and Bert E. Gibson, Jr. of Harvard, IL; Two grandsons, Dylan and Logan Jelinek of Antioch, IL; One great granddaughter, Aliya Jelinek of Antioch, IL; One sister, Alice Perkins of Sparta, IL; One sister-in-law, Cleda Gibson of Sparta, IL; Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gail Miller for a college fund set up for Bert’s great granddaughter.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.heilschuessler.com.
Funeral: Graveside services will be held at Union Cemetery in Sparta, IL on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Robert Miner officiating. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the cemetery. Face masks and social distancing will be required in accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines.
Interment: Burial will be held at Union Cemetery in Sparta, IL.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements