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Official Obituary of

Nelson Edward Gibbs

January 27, 1944 ~ February 18, 2024 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Nelson Gibbs Obituary

It is with deep sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Nelson Edward Gibbs, of Galion, a loving father, devoted veteran, and dedicated community member. With profound sadness, we mourn his loss on February 18, 2024, at the age of 80.

Born on January 27, 1944, in Rochester, VT, Nelson touched the lives of many through his generosity, kindness, and unwavering commitment to serving others. Nelson selflessly enlisted in the United States Army, where he lent his expertise to working on telephone lines. His service to his country is a testament to his courage and dedication. After his time in the Army, Nelson retired from the United States Postal Service with 18 years.

Nelson found joy in the simple pleasures of life - whether it was enjoying harness horse racing with his beloved late wife Phyllis "Nadine", playing the bass at church, or spending quality time with his family. A man of many talents, Nelson found solace in planting rose bushes, tending to his garden, and watching classic John Wayne movies.

In paying tribute to Nelson's life, we celebrate the cherished memories he leaves behind and the impact he made on all those who had the privilege of knowing him. His legacy will forever be remembered in the hearts of his family, friends, and community members whose lives he enriched with his presence. May his gentle soul rest in eternal peace.

Nelson is survived by his adopted children; Kandrea Dawson, of Shelby, Scott Gibbs, of Galion, Tina Gibbs, of Montana, stepson Michael Steinbarger, of Galion, and 10 grandchildren.

Along with Nelson's parents Nelson is preceded in death by his wife Phyllis "Nadine" Gibbs and stepson Darrell Steinbarger.

A private graveside service will take place at Attica Venice Township Cemetery where Pastor Josh Millington will be officiating.

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