Auburn – Homer “Junior” Gibson, 83, died Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Bethleham Woods Nursing Home in Fort Wayne. He was born September 7, 1937 in Floyd County, Kentucky to Homer and Alifair (Prater) Gibson. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1956 during the Korean Conflict and served his country honorably. He worked at Dana Corporation as a machine repairman. He retired in 1997. Junior was a member of the Garrett Eagles, a life member of the Auburn Moose Lodge, a life member of the Butler American Legion Post 202, a life member of the VFW and also a life member of the National Rifleman’s Association. He enjoyed bowling and bowled for many years in the Auburn Bowling league. He married Wilda J Rowe on December 16, 1957 in Auburn and passed away September 18, 2002. He is survived by a son Rodney Gibson of Auburn, 3 daughters, Tonia S (Bob) Carper of Auburn, Sheila R (Mike Collins) Woods of Auburn and Tammy L (Mark Haggler) Grimm of Auburn; 4 grandchildren, Heather (Mike) Wade, Ashlee Grimm, Adam Woods and Alyssa Collins; 2 step grandchildren, Kevin (Aimee) Carper and Jen (Todd) Sidel; 4 great grandchildren, Karsyn, Aubree, Michael and Matthew; 5 step great grandchildren, Emerick, Weston, Caden, Knox and Owen; brothers and sisters in law, Milton and Estella Rowe, Geneva Neeley, Anita Wilkening, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister in law, Truman and Rosetta Gibson, brothers in law, Utah Rowe, Marshall Rowe, Hayburn Neeley and Bill Wilkening and his father and mother in laws, Adam and Ethel Rowe. Services will be 2 PM Tuesday July 6, 2021 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn, IN with Rev Ralph Diehl officiating. Burial will take place following the service in Roselawn Cemetery in Auburn with military honors conducted by the Auburn American Legion and the U.S. Navy honor team. Calling is 2 hours prior to the service Tuesday from 12 to 2 at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are to Moose Heart. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.
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