Gregory Gray Gibbons was born on March 6, 1937, in Ottumwa, Iowa. He was the son of John and Doris (Gray) Gibbons. Gregory attended high school and then began working at the Rolscreen Company in Pella, Iowa in 1955. In January, 1957, he enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed at the U.S. Naval Station in Long Beach, California. He was released from active duty in December, 1960.
On September 23, 1961, he and Bertha Elizabeth Bingham were united in marriage at Knoxville, Iowa. To this union three children were born: Scott Paul, Geoffrey Glenn, and Cynthia Dawn. Gregory continued his employment with the Pella Corporation for over 41 years. Following his retirement he continued to enjoy the outdoors, working and gardening. But most importantly he was an avid hunter, with mounts to attest to his passion.
On Friday, October 21, 2016, he passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa at the age of 79 years, seven months and 15 days. Gregory is survived by his wife, Bertha; their two sons: Scott Gibbons of Knoxville, Geoffrey Gibbons of Lovilia, Iowa, their daughter, Cynthia and her husband, David Sheets of Concordia, Missouri; four grandchildren: Travis Gibbons and his wife, Amanda, of Lovilia, Casey Gibbons of Utah, Brianna Sheets, James Sheets both of Concordia; and two great-grandchildren: Brody and Lilllian Gibbons. Gregory leaves a brother, Gordon Gibbons and his wife, Mair, of Las Vegas, Nevada and a sister, Carole and her husband, Mike Tullis of Marshalltown, Iowa; along with the following brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Roy and Michelle Bingham of Pershing, Iowa, Gene and Bea Bingham of Davenport, Iowa, Alberta and Bill Ryerson, Lois Johnson all of Bussey, Iowa. Gregory was preceded in death by his parents, John and Doris Gibbons. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, October 25, at the Williams Funeral Home in Knoxville.
Published on October 31, 2016