Graveside services for Walter R. Gibson, 85, Lawrence, will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Bishop John Haslem will officiate.
Mr. Gibson died Thursday, January 05, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born September 15, 1926, in Lawrence, the son of Walter Oliver and Lucinda May Risley Gibson. He was in the United States Army during WWII; he worked for Lawrence Technology in the maintenance department and ran the laundry mat at 19th and Haskell. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints in Lawrence. He enjoyed wood crafting, working on anything with an engine, and working with his hands.
Survivors include two sons, Gene Gibson and wife Sally, Lawrence, and Cecil Oliver Gibson, John Day, Oregon; two daughters, Freda Priest and husband Jeff, Whiting, Kansas, and Patricia Marie Gibson, Lawrence; a sister, Alta May Cruses, and husband Richard, Ottawa; four grandchildren, Matt Britton, John Gorski, Tammy Evans, and Becky Sinclair; two great-grandchildren, August Sinclair and Alexandria Sinclair.
Friends may call from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.
The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of the funeral home.