Mr. Gipson was a U. S. Army veteran.
Henry was preceded in death by one daughter, Lucille L. Gipson; his mother, Ethel J., nee Huff, Gipson; his father, Henry V. Gipson; his stepfather, Edgar Colyott; three brothers in infancy; four brothers, Owlen Gipson, Daniel Gipson, Ivan Colyott and Gene Colyott; and three sisters, Lilly Laremore, Edna Mahuren and Delsie Laremore.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Patricia L., nee Sarver, Gipson, whom he married on March 6, 1961;
three sons, Benjamin J. (Teresa) Gipson of Janesville, WI, Charles A. (Jackie) Gipson of Marissa, IL, and Aden G. (Wendy) Gipson of St. Libory, IL;
five grandchildren, Victoria (Clayton) Walker, Aden Gipson Jr., Mackenzie Gipson (Dylan Weber), and Abigail and Andrea Gipson;
two great-grandchildren, Isabella and Scarlett Walker;
one half-sister, Desie Wake of Anapolis, MO;
one half-brother, Clevel Colyott of Princeton, IL;
his goddaughter, Sonya Otremba of Belleville, IL;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: Private Funeral services will be held.