Richard Dean Gibson
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Richard Dean Gibson
  • July 5, 1954 - April 15, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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RICHARD DEAN GIBSON, 62, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care. Born July 5, 1954, in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late John and Betty (Aumiller) Gibson. A 1973 graduate of North Side High School. Richard also served in the Navy. After 33 years at UPS he retired on Sept. 30, 2016. He loved auctions, collecting autographs, music, IU basketball and the Detroit Lions and Tigers. "Life is short even in its longest days."

Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Donna Gibson; sisters, Carolene (Carl) Applegate and Tina (Jeff) Ryan; sisters-in-law, Debbie (Mike) Thompson and Sherry Hollifield; mother-in-law, Edith Hollifield; father-in-law, Charles Harris; nieces and nephews, Melissa, Lisa, Stephanie and Courtney; great nieces and great nephews, Allyssa, Mathew, Holly Marissa Andrew, Kian, Kendall, Kelsey, Addleigh, and Maisleigh. He was preceded in death by nephews, Jeremey and Aaron.

A Celebration of Life is 7 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, at C. M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, 1327 N. Wells St., with calling from 4 to 7 p.m.