BOODY -- Robert D. Gipson, 77, of Boody, passed away Friday, September 7, 2018 in his home.

Bob was born October 8, 1940 in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Joseph Doyle and Winifred Thelma (Reed) Gipson. He retired from Sunshine Dairy. Bob was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed car shows. He married Carolyn Clutter October 18, 1964. Bob then married Margaret Marshall January 22, 1977. She preceded him in death January 10, 2011.

Bob is survived by his daughters Lisa Ruot and Shannon Brooks (Jim Painter), stepchildren Melody (Mitchell) Burcham, William (Rachael) Weaver, and Tim (Heidi) Weaver, brothers Joe (Cathy) Gipson and Tim Gipson, sisters Sharon Cunningham and Carol (Gene) Oldham, grandchildren Giancarlo Francis, Kelsey (Robert) Nihiser, Wade Brooks (Sierra Rutherford), Jacquelynn Ruot (Will Deters), and Mackenzie Ruot, great-grandchildren Caiden Francis, twins Adalynn and Ashtynn Nihiser, and Zayne Brooks, and twelve step-grandchildren.

Bob is preceded in death by his parents, wife Margaret, sister Betty Stickle, and son-in-law Greg Blakeman.

Services to celebrate Bob’s life will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Harristown Cemetery.

Arrangements by Dawson & Wikoff North Chapel, 4020 N. Water St. Decatur, view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at