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Steven J. Gibson
November 09, 1953 - November 15, 2012
Steven J. Gibson 59, departed this life on November 15, 2012. Steve was born November 9, 1953 in Peoria , IL. to Thomas R. and Margaret G. Gibson. Steve accepted Christ at an early age and was a member of Light of the World Christian Church. Steve graduated from Broad Ripple High School in Indianapolis in 1970. He served in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged as a 100% disabled veteran.
Stevie was also known as ‘Kite’ ,‘Dirty Dan’, and ‘Stevo’ by his close friends and family. As a child Stevie both enjoyed and excelled in art and music. He loved to paint and formed a band in high school in which he played drums. He also loved to perform as a member of the color guard for his high school ROTC chapter. As a young man Steve was very industrious and hard working. He began work at the early age of 12 for the Indianapolis Star and News on a 6am daily paper route. He worked all during high school and saved to buy his first convertible car on his sixteenth birthday. Upon graduation from high school, Steve joined the Air Force when he was 17 years old. In order to make weight it is rumored he put sand in his pockets. Although we were at the height of the Vietnam War, Stevie desired strongly to serve his country. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force, Steve worked for Hoosier Heating and Cooling as a HVAC technician. In 1977, Steve was declared a 100% disabled veteran which ended his career.
Stevie’s life can be best described as a life of giving. He was generous with his love, his time, and his finances. Steve didn’t know any strangers and everyone he met, he treated with respect and dignity. He was a devoted son and caregiver to his mother Margaret. He was loved as an uncle by many, many nieces and nephews. Uncle ‘Stevo’ was a constant support and encourager for the young people in his family. Although Steve did not parent any children, he was a surrogate parent for all of his nieces, nephews and grand nieces and nephews.
Stevie loved to spend time with his family and friends. He enjoyed traveling, and really liked to watch his TV programs. He enjoyed ‘Married with Children’, ‘Frazier’, and the Lifetime movie network.
Steve is survived by his mother Margaret Gentry, his sisters Martha Givens (Stan) and Lisa Gibson, his brothers David Gibson (Verlinda) and Mark Gibson (Shelley). Steve also had a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends who loved him so much. Steve was preceded in death by brother, Thomas Gibson Jr.
John 13: v. 35 Jesus tells us “By your love all men will know you are my disciples”. In Stevie’s humble spirit, he loved unconditionally. He will be missed by many. May God rest his soul.
1st Viewing-11/24/2012-10 AM - 12 Noon - Crown Hill Memorial Chapel
Visitation: Crown Hill Memorial Chapel
Service: Crown Hill Memorial Chapel
Cemetery: Crown Hill Cemetery