Clyde Willis Gibson, Sr., 59, of Wakeman, Ohio, passed away December 13, 2013, surrounded by his family at New Life Hospice Residence Center.

Born in Scott County, he was preceded in death by his father and mother, Johnnie Homer and Elzira Mae Bowling Gibson; brother, Verlon Junior Gibson; and mother-in-law, Mable Strader.

He was a long-time, faithful member of Old Fashion Grace Baptist Church, serving as a trustee and groundskeeper for many years; was retired from Stein Inc. after 37 years of service as a loader/operator; was a member of the Local Union #18 for 37 years; and loved hunting, four wheeling, fishing, camping, and yardselling.

He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Sinda L. Strader Gibson; daughter, Vicki Gibson; son, Clyde Gibson, Jr.; grandchildren: Seth Gibson, Jordain Gibson, and Holly Wright; sister, Betty Lloyd of Helenwood; brothers: Harold and Debbie Gibson of Wakeman, Ohio,  and Fred and Dorothy Gibson of Vermilion; and many other relatives.

Funeral service was conducted December 17, at Hempel Funeral Home with Rev. Farrell Keith officiating. Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery, South Amherst, Ohio.

Obituary provided courtesy of Jones & Son Funeral Home.