Thomas L. Gibson

  • Born: March 22, 1942
  • Died: October 18, 2011
  • Location: Litchfield, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Tel. (217) 523-4646

Tribute & Message From The Family

Thomas L. Gibson, 69, of Litchfield, IL, passed away at 1:40 a.m. on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield with his family at his side.

Born in De Moines, IA on March 22, 1942, he was the son of Thomas and Dortha (Lewis) Gibson. He met and married Donna K. Durbin in 1963 in Phoenix, AZ, which ended in divorce. He married Laura Sagrido in 1996 in Pasadena, TX, which ended in divorce.

He worked as a journeyman diesel mechanic and worked for Pepsi in Pasadena, TX for many years. He is a member of the Moose Lodge 1634.

He enjoyed fishing and motorcycle riding and his favorite pastime was spending time with his family.

Surviving are sons, Thomas L. Gibson, Jr., Richard D. Gibson and wife Shelly, and Steven J. Gibson, all of Litchfield, Brandon Gibson and wife Rachelle of Canada, and Tristan Gibson of Alton; daughters, Sherry Estell and husband David, Stephanie Pieper and husband Jason, all of Irving, and Samantha Gibson of Edwardsville, his grandchildren, Debbie, Nicole, Jessica, Kari, David II, Thomas III, Alexis, Andrew, Jacob, Ricky, Trevor, Kiersten, Kristan, Tyler, Sierra, Alyssa, Hannah, Steven Jr. and Matthew; and eighteen great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are his sisters, Judy Swope of St. Joseph, MO and Geraldine Caslo of Houston, TX; and his brother, Carl Gibson and wife Donna of Deer Park, TX.

Preceding him in death were his father, Pastor Thomas Lee Gibson and mother, Dortha Lewis; and a daughter, Deborah Gibson.

Per his wishes, his remains were cremated. Services for Thomas L. Gibson will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at the First Baptist Church of Mt. Olive, 410 W. 3rd North St., Mt. Olive, IL. Pastor Gary Schwab will officiate. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.