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Dale Gibbons


   Dale Franklin Gibbons, 69 of Mexico, died at 1:25 a.m., Monday, April 08, 2013, at his home.

   Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Friday, April 12, at Kentucky Road Christian Church with Dr. David Leslie officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at Pickering Funeral Home with a Masonic Service at 8 p.m.  Burial with Military Honors will be in East Lawn Memorial Park.

   Dale was born April 13, 1943, in Mexico, a son of Paul Franklin and Delta Etolia (Holland) Gibbons.  On December 31, 1998, he married Cheryl Gaul, who survives at the home.

   Mr. Gibbons owned and operated Gibbons Basement Systems for 20 years. Prior to opening his business in Mexico he spent 18 years working on the pipeline in Alaska.

   He enjoyed country line dancing, traveling, fishing, and anything outdoors. He especially enjoyed spending winters in Mission, Texas He was a charter member of Kentucky Road Christian Church and he was a Life Member of the Masonic Lodge.

   In addition to his wife Cheryl, he is survived by one son, Derek Gibbons and wife Cindy of Bozeman, Mont.; two daughters, Lisa Spargo and husband Jim of Mexico, and Susan Garrett and husband Jeff of O’Fallon; two step-sons, Richard Genck and wife Bonnie of New London, Iowa, and John Genck and wife Evelyn of Valinca, Calif.; two step-daughters Renae Dohman and husband Steve of Fort Madison, Iowa, and Tina Jaeger of New London, Iowa; one brother John L. Gibbons and wife Dorothy of Mexico; two sisters, Shirley Barker of Mexico and Betty Galen and husband Larry of Prescott, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

   He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Kenneth Gibbons.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Kentucky Road Christian Church or Audrain  County Health Department Home Health and Hospice. They may be sent in care of Pickering Funeral Home, 403 N. Western, Mexico, MO 65265.


Public Tributes and Expressions of Sympathy

We all will miss Dale and the special things he has brought to our lives. We express our deepest sorrow to the Gibbons family and his friends during this difficult time. We will miss him as a friend first and business associate second. Earth Contact Products

Deepest sympathy to all of the Gibbons family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Warren and Bobette Balser Wilson and family

A good, good man. My condolences to you and all family members. Thanks for letting me know, Bill Bonekemper Helical Pier World Formerly Magnum Piering

I'm very sorry to hear about Dale. He was a heck of a nice guy and will be missed. Larry Janesky Basement Systems Inc.

Sincerest condolences to you and your family. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help you or any of the Gibbons Ed Kister

I am very sorry to receive this news. I had always enjoyed and admired him. Jeff Tully Earth Contact Products

Sorry for your loss please express my sympathy to your family. I had heard just yesterday he was not doing well. Jim Kempker Chance Civil Construction

Our thoughts and prayers to all family members. Tommy and Ruth Johns

Our thoughts and prayers to all family members. Tommy and Ruth Johns

I am sorry that I will not be there on Friday to give my personal expressions of sympathy. I will be thinking of you. Colleen (Straub) Olson, Cheryl's cousin

So sorry to hear of the loss of Dale. He was a classmate, and I enjoyed visiting with him at our class reunion. You have my thoughts, prayers, and deepest sympathy. Judy Holtkamp DeLorez.

So Sorry to hear of Dale's Death. Dale was really a nice guy. He worked our basement, that is how we knew Dale. but also I know several of the Gibbons and Barker families from school days. Sincerest condolences to all. Mrs. Jim (Pat Borgmeyer) Hammons

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