Milton Eugene Gibbs
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Milton Eugene Gibbs
Born July 19, 1947, in Galveston, he was the son of the late Milton Bert and Esther Mae (Marlott) Gibbs.
On October 11, 1994, in Logansport, he was married to Trudy (Holloway) Gibbs, who survives.
Butch was a proud Veteran of the United States Army. He served 3 of his eleven-years in the military on foreign soil in Vietnam attaining the rank of Sergeant Spec. 5 and earning the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with palm which was awarded by South Vietnam for deeds of valor or heroic conduct while in combat with the enemy. His death reflects that a soldier's battle scars can last a lifetime and his death from squamos cell carcinoma was a result of his exposure to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam.
For over 35 years, Butch worked as an over-the-road truck driver with an impeccable driving record.
Butch loved fishing, playing bingo and mushroom hunting. He was a devoted and much-loved husband, father, grandpa and brother.
Surviving with his wife of nearly 25 years are five children: Milton Bert "Slugger" Gibbs, Logansport, Audrey Antoine Gibbs (Aaron Mehki), Hoopeston, IL, Tanya Rogers (Randy), Aurora, Cathrine Jones (Jamie Caldwell), Jesseville, Arkansas. and Clifford R. Jones, Logansport; three sisters, Elizabeth Hellyer, Mary Malone, and Linda Kessinger, all of Logansport; sisters-in-law, Pam Maxwell, Chiquita (Bob) Zimmerman, Cindy (Bill) Dexter, Melissa (Mick) Miller and Lisa Hershberger; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson, He was also survived by his beloved dogs, Lacey and Molly, and his African Parrot, Peaches.
In addition to his parents,. Butch was preceded in death by son, Brian Graves, brothers Tom, Kenneth Gibbs and Keith Gibbs; and his mother-in-law, who he dearly loved, Leota Holloway.
A Funeral Service celebrating Butch's life will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 2nd, in Fisher Funeral Chapel with Jerry Gibbs officiating.
Full Military Honors will be accorded to Butch at the start of the service by members of the Cass County Honor Guard and the U.S. Army Honor Corps. The Patriot Guard will participate in honor of Butch with a display of flags.
Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. prior to the service on Tuesday.
In honor of Butch's love of animals, memorials are suggested to the Cass County Humane Society or Cause for Paws. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.
You may share memories and condolences on Butch's Tribute Wall at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com
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