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Bert “Eddie” Gibson

Bert "Eddie" Gibson

GIBSON

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

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  1. Eddie lived next door to us when I was growing up in Sparta. He and his family were just about the best neighbors you could ask for. He and my dad liked to go fishing together. Eddie was in RCCC around the same time as my mom and it was great to visit and reminisce with him when I’d come to see my mom there. My condolences to Eddie Jr. and Gail. Your dad was a great guy!

  2. Judy Bennett says:

    I am so sorry for your loss of Eddie, that’s what we called him in school. He was one of my classmates and a friend forever. He shared a room with my husband at the Care Center and helped my husband as much as he could. He was a good person and fun to be with. God Bless You Eddie, Rest In Peace, Class of 57

  3. Judy Bennett says:

    I am so sorry for your loss of Eddie, that’s what we called him in school. He was one of my classmates and a friend forever. He shared a room with my husband at the Care Center and helped my husband as much as he could. He was a good person and fun to be with. God Bless You Eddie, Rest In Peace, Class of 57

  4. Rickie & Emily (Gibson) White, Springfield, IL says:

    Heaven gained another Angel when Uncle Eddie went Home. May we all find comfort and solace in knowing that he was received with the open arms of Jesus, his family, and his friends. We will always feel his love, especially when we are missing him, because he will always be in our hearts. Love and Faith to my family during the healing process of this loss. We love you all!

  5. Larry McGuire says:

    My sincerest condolences to Eddie’s family. I always liked Eddie, and as noted, he was truly independent.

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