UNION — Mr. Eulis J. Gibson, 73, husband of Linda Gault Gibson, 309 Monarch Highway, Union, SC passed away Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 at his home.
Mr. Gibson was born in Union, S.C., Jan. 13, 1939, a son of the late White Gibson and Hattie Davis Gibson. He had attended Cecil Business College and retired from the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Mr. Gibson was a 13-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force having served in the Vietnam War. He was a charter member of Morningside Baptist Church.
Surviving in addition to his wife Linda are three sons, Robert Gibson and wife Amy of Union, Preston Gibson and wife Annette of Pauline and Howard “Wahoo” Gibson and wife Stacey of Union; two sisters, Bessie Vinson and husband Buck of Union and Margie Goodwin and husband Bill of Jonesville; and four grandchildren, Tyler, Carmen , Abby and Preston Gibson.
Mr. Gibson was predeceased by a sister, Doretha Gibson; and two brothers, Howard Gibson and Preston E. Gibson.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 at Morningside Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Dr. Eddie Saxon and Rev. Dr. Tim Driggers. Burial with Military Honors will be in Union Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be Tyler Gibson, Mike Gault, Keith Gault, Cecil Brown, Bruce Whisnant, Scott Barnette, Leon Davis, Jr. and Ted Lovelace.
The following are asked to assemble at the church at 1:45 p.m. Sunday to form the Honorary Escort: Tommy Knox, Reese O’Dell, Hugh Tucker, Randy George, Vel Dee Keisler, Jim Parks and Billy Scott.
Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Saturday evening at the SR Holcombe Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Morningside Baptist Church Building Fund, 112 Bates Avenue, Union, SC 29379.
The family would like to thank Hospice Care of S.C. for their care and concern of Mr. Gibson during his illness.
The family is at the home, 309 Monarch Highway, Union.