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Robert Gibson

Robert L. “Jeep” Gibson, 93, of Carey, died at 3:06 a.m. at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.
Born May 23, 1927, in Carey, he was the son of James and Gladys (Hunter) Gibson. He married C. Alene Hoepf on Feb. 17, 1949, and she survives in Carey.
He is survived by a son, Tobin J. Gibson of Carey; a granddaughter, Makayla Gibson; a sister, Joyce Picou of Bucyrus; a brother-in-law, Clement Hoepf; and a sister-in-law, Vicki (Charles) Smith both of Carey.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Robert J. “Bobby” Gibson; three sisters, Nadine Gibson, Marilyn Nash and Norma Strahm; and a brother, Reid Gibson.
Jeep retired as the service manager of Lanning Motor Sales, Carey, in 1987. He, along with his brother-in-law, Clem Hoepf, co-owned the former Gibson-Hoepf SOHIO gas and service station in Carey.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and a life member of the American Legion Post 344 in Carey. He was also a member of the B.P.O.E. 83 in Upper Sandusky and the former Carey Jaycees. He served on the Carey Fire Department for many years. He was also a member of the Basilica of Our Lady of Consolation in Carey.
Jeep had a great sense of humor, which he really needed being an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns and Indians over the years. He had a passion for woodworking. It kept him busy and out of Alene’s hair in his retirement years. He also enjoyed fishing, especially for walleye and perch at Lake Erie.
Friends will be received from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13, at Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home in Carey.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14, at Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey, with the Rev. Tom Merrill, OFM Conv., officiating. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Carey Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Consolation School and sent to Stombaugh-Batton Funeral Home, 225 W. Findlay Street, Carey, OH 43316.
Online condolences may be sent to www.stombaughbatton.com.

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