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Lonnie D. Gibson, 74, of Horse Cave, passed away Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green. The Metcalfe County native was the youngest of ten children born to the late Willie K. and the late Eula Garmon Gibson on April 4, 1943.
Lonnie served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. Lonnie was a member, deacon and Sunday School superintendent of Little Hope Missionary Baptist Church. He considered his church family his own. Lonnie retired in September 2007 after a lifetime of trucking, hauling freight and U.S. mail.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Doris Coats Gibson, of Horse Cave; one daughter, Jennie Phelps and husband, Davy, of Glasgow; two brothers, Albert Gibson (Edna) and Leon Gibson (Pam), both of Edmonton; two sisters, Kathlene Savage, of Glasgow and Ruth Shives, of Edmonton; brother-in-law George Coats (Brenda), of Glasgow; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lonzo Gibson and Lenice Gibson; three sisters, Magdalene Phelps, Christine Phelps and Irene Fields; father-in-law, Homer Coats; and mother-in-law, Lucille Coats.
Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 and 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at Patton Funeral Home Park City Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Interment will be in Horse Cave Cemetery.
Published on October 10, 2017
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