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Robert Lee Gibbons, 76 of Pleasant Hill was born May 16, 1937 in Kansas City, Missouri, the son of Earl and Mary (Howard) Gibbons. He departed this life Thursday, May 30, 2013, after a hard fought five year battle with Multiple Myeloma Cancer.
Bob was a United States Army Veteran proudly serving two years with the 82nd Airborne and two years with the 11th Airborne; upon discharge he was serving as the Battle Group Radio Chief Sergeant. He earned a Good Conduct Medal and a Parachutist Badge during his time in the service.
On May 30, 1957, he was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Meyer in Kansas City.
Bob began his career with General Motors, retiring after 10 years then opening his own upholstery shop. His business was named Wholesale Upholstery which he ran for over 45 years; mainly working for designers in the K.C. area. He also made custom upholstered furniture; if you could draw a picture, he could make it.
He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He was a true family man; he never missed his children or grandchildren's sporting events.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Rosa Lee Gibbons, and one grandson Corey Lee Gibbons.
He is survived by his wife Pat of the home; two sons Ronald (and Mellissa) Gibbons of Pleasant Hill, and Randall Gibbons of Lewisburg, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Crystal (and Michael) Hunter, Kyle (and Charity) Gibbons, and Trever Wilson, all of Pleasant Hill, Josh Gibbons of Lewisburg and Jessica Gibbons of Columbia,Tennessee; Eight great grandchildren; one sister Norma (and Clyde) Curry of Pleasant Hill; one step-brother Earl Junior of Independence; one step-sister Evelyn of Belton, other relatives and many friends.
Graveside funeral services and military honors were held Monday, June 3, 2013, at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Pastor Carl Knapp of the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church officiated. Casket bearers were Ronald Gibbons, Randall Gibbons, Kyle Gibbons, Michael Hunter, and Trever Wilson. Full military honor were conducted by the U.S. Army and Pleasant Hill Veterans of Foreign Wars post #3118 Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Cancer Foundation and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
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