John Patrick Gibbons

January 24, 1946 ~ April 23, 2020 (age 74)


It is with profound sorrow that Norine Gibbons Colby announces the unexpected death of her brother, John Patrick Gibbons, 74, on April 23, 2020. His sudden death surprised all who knew John. He was a man who loved life, his family, and his truck. John began his career as an independent long-haul truck driver when he returned from Vietnam in the early 70's.

John is survived by his partner, Janet Cornett, and her daughter, Marsha. He was the loving uncle of nieces Dianne Osterman, Therese Colby, and nephews Larry (Hyo) Franco, and John (Bobbie) Franco. John was the fond cousin of John Kearney, Glasgow, Scotland, and Mary Margaret of Co. Donegal, Ireland.

Burial to be held at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL, at 11:00 am on June 30, 2020. Arrangements made by Hillside Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Highland, IN. 

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