The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

December 28, 2013

Larry William Gibson

The Commercial-News

CHAMPAIGN — Larry William Gibson, 70, of Champaign, formerly of Arcola, died at 1:20 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at his residence in Champaign.

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at the Veterans Affairs Chapel in Danville, with the Rev. Drew Menzer officiating. Burial will follow in the Danville National Cemetery, with military rites accorded by Danville American Legion Post 210. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services. Shrader Funeral Home, 204 N. Locust St., Arcola, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Larry was born July 26, 1943, in Arcola, the son of William and Imogene Lynch Gibson.

Survivors include his brother, Donald (Shirley) Gibson of Danville; and two daughters, Nancy Gibson of San Francisco, Calif., and Susan Gibson of Springfield.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John and infant Ronald.

Larry was a U.S. Army veteran. After returning from the service, he worked at the bus station and J.M. Jones. He later joined the University of Illinois Campus Police Force and retired after 25 years as a lieutenant and shift commander in 2000. He also taught law enforcement at Parkland College and was a golf instructor at the University of Illinois.

The sun rose and set with the University of Illinois, with golf being a close second along with the Cubs, Bears, and Indy-type racing rounding out his loves.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association. Condolences to the family may be sent to and also to

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