The Washington Times-Herald


November 19, 2012

Dale Gibson

July 27, 1933 - Nov. 17, 2012

WASHINGTON — Dale Gibson, 79, died peacefully Saturday at Century Villa Rehabilitation in Greentown. He was born in Washington July 27, 1933, to Lester and Bridget (Hughes) Gibson. On June 5, 1955, Dale married Josephine (Betty) Riney. His devoted wife preceded him in death. He was a long time resident of Washington and graduated from Washington High School in 1952. During his life Dale was employed by B and O Rail Road Shops, McCord’s Corporation, K Lux Brick Company and most recently Washington High School where he retired from maintenance. After retirement, he also enjoyed working at Cornelius Manufacturing alongside his daughter and son-in-law. Dale was also a member of the Indiana National Guard 152nd infantry the 38th Mortar Platoon. His life interests include family activities, church, gardening, wood working, car maintenance, Hatchet and Indiana University basketball, and regular trips to the White Steamer to spend time with friends. Dale especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He did not know a stranger, and enjoyed talking with and meeting new people. He was a member at Central Christian Church of Washington, and more recently attended Mt. Gilead Baptist Church in Hemlock. Dale is survived by his three children and their spouses, Mike (Susan) Gibson of Huntingburg, Cindy (Jeff) Cornelius of Elnora, and Barbara (Jonathan) Sanders of Greentown. He is also survived by his three brothers, Tom (Joyce) Gibson of Washington, Eddie (Helen) Gibson of Washington, and Leroy (Mary Ann) Gibson of Irmo, S.C.; grandchildren, Jason (Michele) Cornelius, Jessica Bowman, Ashley Gibson, Audrey Ann Sanders, Caleb Sanders, and Benjamin Sanders; stepgrandchildren, Ashley (Josh) Sipes and Austin Craig; great-grandchildren Madison Cornelius, Alex Bowman, Makenzie Bowman and Aiden Gibson; stepgreat-grandchildren, Caleb Wainman, Sierra Wainman and Isaac Sipes. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and after noon Saturday until service at 1 p.m. at Gill Chapel, with Jonathan Sanders officiating. Memorials contributions may be made to the Washington High School Alumni Association. Condolences may be made to the family online at

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