GREENVILLE, KY., Donald Leon Gibbons, 93, of Greenville formerly of Ashland passed away peacefully from this life on Monday, September 26, 2022 at home under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born August 29, 1929 in Vandalia, IL the son of the late Donald and Letha Bledsoe Gibbons. He was a pipefitter for 39 years with Ashland Oil Refining Company. He was faithful member of the choir and the Fellowship Sunday School Class of Greenville United Methodist Church. He loved woodworking, caning, and was fondly known simply as Grampa who could fix anything. He never met a stranger.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years Mary Jane Dufford Gibbons, sister and husband Doris and Bob Wallace, brother-in-law Charles “Skip” Carroll, grandson in law Richard Bingham, and great grandson Leon Paul Searcy.
Survivors include children Michael (Margaret) Gibbons, Mark (Cheryl) Gibbons, and Melinda (Eddie) Prunty, grandchildren Shannon (Michael) Caswell, Holly Gibbons, Kaci Prunty, Amanda (Ashley) Ethington, Lindsay (Marc) Searcy, Meghan Bingham, and Hillary (Kyle) Martin, great grandchildren Anna (Oz) Perez, Nathan Marion, Caleb and Emelyn West, Sierra, and Nola Ethington, Will, Evie, Annie and Elizabeth Searcy, Brysen Stucker, Max and Merryn Bingham, Cam, Jude, Louis, Gus, and Stella Martin, and great-great grandchildren Ez and Elenora Perez, sister Margaret Carroll, many beloved nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place from 10AM until the time of the funeral service at 1PM on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Greenville United Methodist Church with Pastor Barry Robinson officiating. Leon will be buried at the Rochester Cemetery in Butler County.
Memorial gifts are encouraged to Greenville United Methodist Church, Hospice of Western Kentucky, Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes, and Pathway of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center. Gary’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.