William L. “ Butch” Gibson, 57, a lifetime resident of Plymouth, died at 10:35 a.m. on Sunday, January 9, 2000, in the Emergency Room of St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, Plymouth.
Butch’s death came unexpectedly of natural causes following a sudden attack at home, 11375 11th Road, Plymouth.
Born on December 28, 1942, in Plymouth, he was the son of Milton I. and Elnora Opal Wogomon Gibson. He attended Plymouth schools and had served as a member of the Indiana National Guard in Plymouth and was a former employee of Bomarko.
On August 17, 1991, in Plymouth, Butch and Betty J. Unruh were married.
Butch wasn’t afraid to tackle any repair job. He was an avid collector of “stuff,” and rarely threw anything away. His children and grandchildren were very important parts of his life and he loved them dearly.
A member of Christ Church of Plymouth, Butch was involved with his wife in the food bank of the church.
He is survived by his mother Elnora of Plymouth, his wife, Betty, two daughters and a son: Sheila K. Patrick and Shelly M. Schalke, both of Plymouth, and William Adam Gibson, at home in Plymouth.
Two grandsons, Travis and Jared Gibson also survive, together with two brothers, all of Plymouth: Larry and Linda Gibson and Dennis and Sue Gibson.
Butch was preceded in death by his father, a granddaughter, Amanda Marie Bunch and David Patrick, a son-in-law both of whom died in 1998.
Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, January 12, 2000, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
The Rev. Larry Ferguson, pastor of Christ Church will officiate at Butch’s funeral service on Thursday, January 13, 2000, at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.
Burial will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial gifts in Butch’s name may be made to the Christ Church Food Bank.