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Randy Gibson

August 22, 1958 — November 19, 2013

Randy Gibson


RANDY N. GIBSON, 55, of Tuscola, IL passed away at 12:38 A.M. on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at his residence in rural Tuscola, IL.

A celebration of Randy’s life will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Kaskaskia Country Club, 450 East County Road 300 North, in rural Arcola, IL. Pastor Laury Hunter and Pastor Duane Piercy will officiate. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at the Kaskaskia Country Club in rural Arcola, IL. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Randy was born on August 22, 1958. He was a son of Wayne Allen and Mary Louise (Benson) Gibson. He married Barbara J. Jean on August 1, 1981 in Arthur, IL.

Survivors include his wife Barb Gibson of Tuscola, IL, one son Bryson Darrell Gibson and his girlfriend, Jordan Fogerson both graduates of Tuscola and Eastern Illinois University; two brothers, Rick Housley and his wife Sheryl of Arcola, IL and Bruce Gibson and Cindy Elder of Tuscola, IL; one sister, Brenda Nall and her husband Sam of Arcola, IL; mother-in-law, E. Marie Jean of Sullivan, IL and father-in-law, Darrell M. Jean, Sr. of Arthur, IL; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents.

He was a member of the Kaskaskia Country Club, the Moose in Tuscola, IL and he attended the Victory Church in Camargo, IL.

He was a 1977 graduate of Arcola High School. He worked at A.C. Humko in Champaign, IL for 25 years, starting out as a laborer and worked his way up to supervisor and manager. He most recently has worked at Cabot Corporation in Tuscola for the past 8 years.

Randy was an avid golfer. He liked to ride his Harley Davidson. He was a big sports fan; he called himself a “Cola Fan” he liked both Arcola and Tuscola athletics. He always cheered on the Illini and he was a St. Louis Cardinal fan.

Whether you knew him as “Alvie” or just Randy you knew that he enjoyed life to the fullest.

Spending time with his friends and especially his family was what he enjoyed the most.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Andy McGillan Scholarship Fund.


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