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Funeral: 12 noon Friday, June 14, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora
Visitation: 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home
Interment: 3 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019, in Saint Isidore Cemetery, Bethany, Illinois
Eric Gibbons, age 51, of Flora, Illinois, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 11, 2019, at his home.
He was born May 1, 1968, in Olney, the son of Leo David and Jacqueline “Jackie” (Bryan) Gibbons.
Eric was a drywall finisher and painter. He played bass guitar and was a member of his family band, The Gunslingers, and also The Dead Phones. He was an avid rock hunter. He loved taking his two sons rock hunting. He researched the origin and use of every rock and spent countless hours reconstructing the animal shapes made with rocks from early man.
He is survived by his parents: Leo and Jackie Gibbons of Ingraham; 2 sons: David and Daniel Gibbons; brothers: Tony (Jami) Gibbons of Louisville, Erroll Gibbons of Greenup, Dwight Gibbons of Ingraham, Jarrett (Sarah) Gibbons of Newton, and Grant Gibbons of Bible Grove; sisters: Christina McReynolds of Maroa and Andrea (Larry) Webb of Newton; and maternal grandmother: Lavera (Rauch) Bryan of Olney, along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Claude and Berniece Gibbons and maternal grandfather: Jack Bryan.
A funeral service will be held 12 noon Friday, June 14, 2019, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in Saint Isidore Cemetery, Bethany, Illinois. Visitation will be 11 a.m. until time of service Friday at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the family to assist with final expenses and will be accepted through the funeral home.
Prayers to all the family and friends so sorry for your lost 🙏
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers your way.
Tony Gibbons, I am so sorry for you and your family. Praying for strength.
Sincere condolences to the family. I will always remember Eric with that handsome smile on his face.
Sending My condolences! Prayers of comfort and Peace for the Family
Jackie and Leo and family--you are in my thoughts and prayers, no words can ease your pain, rejoice in the memories--God be with you.
We love to hear their band play he was a great guy we are sorry for your loss may God comfort U all and you are in our prayers
I am so sorry for your loss. Eric was a very good person. He helped me out once and I will always be grateful for his kind heart. Prayers for comfort.
So so sad, such a very nice guy. May you no longer suffer in pain. Gonna miss you my friend Hate that you went so soon. May you rest in peace Eric. Gone but never forgotten. Prayers for all of Erics family and friends.
I went to sainte Marie elementary and nchs with Eric. He was the nicest person. For some reason I always remember a report he gave in elementary school about the best bad guitar player of all time, Jimi hendrix and the 2nd Eddie Van Halen. I know he will be missed. My prayers go out to his family.
My heart goes out to the family, may he rest in sweet peace.
So sorry for your loss. We send many virtual hugs, kisses, & love from Washington Stare to all in the Gibbons family.
Leo an Jackie an family I am so sorry for the loss of Eric was always special I remember him as a baby an little child Rest in Peace Eric
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers, hugs and lots of love to the whole family.
I am so very sorry for your loss my heart breaks for you all. Praying for comfort in your time if need.
Thoughts and prayers for Eric’s family. I went to school with Eric and rode the bus with him and his siblings. He was a very talented musician as is the rest of his family. You have my deepest sympathies - May the Lord be with you during this sad time. Sincerely Melissa Probst (Correll)
What a guy...high school would not have been the same without you, my friend
We are so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time.
My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. So sorry for your loss
We are very sorry for the loss of Eric. He did a lot of work for us and was a very nice man.
Leo Jackie and family so sorry for your loss may God be with you and give you the strength that you need at this time my prayers are with the family
Prayers and thoughts to the family. Eric was one of a kind and he will be missed. So sorry for your loss
So very sorry for your loss. Our hearts go out to the family. Rest In Peace Eric
I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you both. Love
Thinking of you and your family at this time. Prayers for comfort and peace. Treasure the memories of your time together.
I went to high school with Eric. I remember him being a polite guy, we had a few classes together. I liked him, but sadly hadn't seen him since then. My prayers go out to the family.
OH my, my prayers are with this family, This is such a loss. R.I.P. Eric may the Lord welcome you with open armes
R.I.P my sandal wearing friend!! Deepest sympathy to the family.
Deepest sympathy to the family. R.I.P. Eric
All of Eric's family has my condolences. I knew him and his family for several years. So sad that a descent person like Eric and others like him have to leave so early in life.
He will always be in your heart.
So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless.
So sorry for yor loss.
Sorry for the loss of your loved one. So sad to see cousins go. May you find strength,peace,& comfort in each other and God.May Eric rest in peace.
Prayers for you all, now and always
To the family and friends of Eric, our hearts and prayers go to you during this difficult time.
Sending thoughts and prayers to the Gibbons Family.
My condolences to the family .
Although we lost touch over the years as life took us in separate directions, Eric was my best friend through high school. Without him in my life, I would not be where I am today. I was deeply saddened when I heard of his passing and my thoughts go out to the family. I am truly sorry for your loss. Rest in Peace Eric "Steppenwolf" Gibbons, you were like a brother to me.