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Jerry Lee Gibson

Jerry Lee Gibson, age 64 of Philip, S.D., formerly of Norris, died Friday, February 17, 2012, at the Hospice of the Hills in Rapid City.
Jerry Lee Gibson was born May 20, 1947, in Kadoka, the son of George A. and Viola M. (Pothoff) Gibson. He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic church. He grew up and attended elementary school in Norris. He attended Kadoka High School, graduating in 1966. As a young man, he worked as a bookkeeper for Stanley Jeffords in the Manufactured Home Sales in Kadoka. In the early 1980s, Jerry and his mother moved to Rapid City. When in Rapid City, he worked as a recorder for the South Dakota Archeologist Society for several years.
Due to failing health, Jerry retired in the early 1990s. He moved into the Golden Living Center Black Hills in 2009 where he remained until July 2011, when he moved to Philip.
Survivors include two brothers, Bernard Gibson and his wife, Carol, of Rapid City, and Ray Gibson and his wife, Karen, of Philip; two sisters, Lillian Michaels of Sedro Woolley, Wash., and Mary Paola and her husband, Gene, of McMinnville, Ore.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, George; a brother-in-law, Ross Michaels; and a nephew, Shayne Gibson.
Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Tuesday, February 21, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Philip, with Father Kevin Achbach as celebrant.
Music was provided by Marianne Frein, pianist, and Maureen Palecek, vocalist. Lector was Rita O’Connell.
Pallbearers were Lance Gibson, Matt Gibson, Hannah Griffin, RaeAnn Snyder, Emery Gibson and Wayne Michaels.
Interment was at the Kadoka Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com