He retired from General Tire and was a member of the VFW Kentucky Lake Post 1084 and the Marshall County Elks Lodge 2707. He served in the 25th Infantry Electric Strawberry Division of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart recipient.
He is survived by his daughter, Heather Gipson, Calvert City; his son, Jamie Gipson, Benton; his father, Alvin Rudell Gipson, Benton; two brothers, Joe Gipson, Hardin, and Larry Gipson, Benton; one sister, Vicki Ford, Marion; and four grandsons, Austin, Landon, Jaxson and Weston Gipson, all of Benton.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Tanner Gipson, and his mother, Eva Dean Joyce Gipson.
There will be a memorial service at a later date. Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of all arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Kentucky Lake Post 1084, 4166 Eggners Ferry Road, Benton, KY 42025 or the Marshall County Elks Lodge 2707, P.O. Box 233, Benton, KY 42025.