SIDNEY - Vernon Dale Gibbs, 80, of Sidney, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney.
He was born on Jan. 7, 1933, in Sidney, the son of the late Elmer and Adah (Whited) Gibbs. On Aug. 10, 1958, he was married to Katherine Lucille Glick, who preceded him in death in October 1990.
Vernon is survived by his daughter, Alissa Phillips, and her husband, Tim, of Sidney; one grandson, Brandon Glass, and his wife, Brandi, of Minster; great-grandchildren, Royce, Blake and Jordan Glass, all three of Minster; one sister, Edna Barga, of Sidney; and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Preston, of Piqua.
He was preceded in death by two brothers; William "Bud" Gibbs and Robert Gibbs; one sister, Janice Clark; one brother-in-law, Paul Barga; and one sister-in-law, Jean (Osborne) Gibbs.
Mr. Gibbs was a graduate of Sidney High School, class of 1951. In February 1953, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving proudly during the Korean conflict, during which he was stationed in Germany as a helicopter mechanic. Vernon was retired from Sidney Precision Tool, where he had worked for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Sidney American Legion Post 217. Vernon enjoyed the outdoors and working with various crafts. He loved spending time around campfires, especially with his family and friends, who will all miss him dearly.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 18, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Cromes Funeral Home, 302 S. Main Ave., with the Rev. Rodneyann Bensman officiating. Burial with military honors by the Sidney American Legion Post 217 will be at Shelby Memory Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Hospice in memory of Vernon Dale Gibbs. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy may be made to the Gibbs family at the funeral home's website, www.cromesfh.com.
Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave.
Sidney, OH 45365
Published in Sidney Daily News on July 16, 2013