Melvin R. Gibson DeWitt Melvin R. Gibson died Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the age of 89. He was born September 12, 1924 in Olive Township, Clinton County, MI the son of Joshua LeRoy "Roy" and Jemima Hall "Mamie" (Melvin) Gibson. Melvin was a member of Mich-I-Fun-Seekers Camping Club, enjoyed traveling, spending winters in Texas and was a collector of antique pottery. He drove school bus for 20 years for the St. Johns Public Schools but his passion and primary occupation was farming. In 1948 Melvin married Jean Ione Farrier and in 2013 they celebrated 65 years together. Jean survives him along with their children, Paula Pettigrew of St. Johns, Beckie Price, Tod Gibson, Ted Gibson and Lon (Renee) Gibson all of DeWitt; 14 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns with Pastor Kathy Leydorf-Keck officiating. Interment will follow at DeWitt Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm Friday February 28 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the DeWitt Memorial Association or a charity of donor's choice.
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Keck-Coleman Funeral Home
1500 Waterford Pkwy.
St. Johns , MI 48879
Published in Lansing State Journal on Feb. 28, 2014