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Jeffrey Wayne “Gup” Gibson
Jeffrey Wayne “Gup” GibsonSprint CarJeffrey Wayne Gibson “Gup”, age 52 of Richwood died unexpectedly Thursday, September 6, 2012 at his home while working in his shop.  He was born December 28, 1959 in Kenton to Todd and Brenda (Cramer) Gibson and they both survive in Richwood.

On November 15, 1997 he married Shannon Stephens in Marion and she survives.

A 1979 graduate of North Union High School, he had worked the last five years at Honda Transmission in Russells Point.  Prior to that, he had worked at Parker Hannifan in Green Camp.  Like many members of his family, Gup enjoyed racing.  He had raced Sprint Cars and was the WSOA Champion in 2007.  He was currently racing Super Modifieds.  He was a NASCAR fan, especially of both Dale Earnhardts, and loved the Dallas Cowboys.  He enjoyed cookouts and playing cornhole with family and friends.  He was a good father, grandfather, husband, brother, son and friend.

Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Abby (Jared) Evans, Delaware; Ashly (Justin) McCulla, St. Paris; Adrienne Gibson, Richwood; a son, Tyler (Danielle) Gay, Marion; grandchildren, Jackson Evans, Carson McCulla, Payson Gay, and a granddaughter he was expecting later this month, Landry McCulla; a sister, Deb Brady (Randy McElroy), Richwood; two brothers, Gene Lee (Cindy) Gibson, Sandusky; Larry (Lisa) Gibson, Richwood; sister-in-law, Linda Gibson, LaRue; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gregg and Jessica Stephens, Kenton; sister-in-law, Shawn Stephens, Marion; and his special dog, Bridgett.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Gibson.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM at the Richwood Church of Christ with Pastor Matthew Craig officiating.  Burial will follow in LaRue Cemetery.  Friends may call on Monday from 4 to 8 PM at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Gibson family to help with unexpected expenses.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com


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#1 from: Danny and Sox Jordan
 
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 5:42 AM

Our thoughts, prayers and love to all of you.



#2 from: Bill Nibert
 
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 7:12 AM

Tod and Brenda and family So sorry for your loss . Thinking of you and keeping you in our thought and prayers.
                   Bill and Johna Nibert



#3 from: Angela (Davis) Phipps
Mt Victory
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 7:49 AM

So sorry for your loss god give you the strength during this difficult time and think of all the happy thoughts and memories that Jeff leaves in your hearts...



#4 from: Pam Simpson
Richwood
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Please know you are all in our paryes.



#5 from: Warren & Linda  Coniam
Burlington, Ont. Canada
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Todd & Brenda, we are deeply sorry for your loss, please accept our heart felt condolences to you and the entire family.



#6 from: Doug & Joan Syer
Burlington, Ont. Canada
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Todd & Brenda, our thoughts & prayers go out to you at this difficult time.



#7 from: Tracy & Dawn Kavanagh
Richwood, OH
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 10:30 AM

To the whole family, We are so saddened by the news of Jeff's passing.  He was a great guy and will be missed by many.  Please know that your family will be in our prayers.



#8 from: Karen Milburn
Marysville, Ohio
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Entire Gibson Family~...Words give little meaning at a time like this, But Please know that Our hearts are feeling your pain,and that Our Family's have you in Thoughts and Prayers.
Ken and Karen Milburn
Doug and Sherri Wilson and Sons
Lisa Wilson and Family



#9 from: Jodie Erwin
Urbana Ohio
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 12:10 PM

MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH ALL THE GIBSONS



#10 from: Carol Ann Lookabaugh-Pitts
Calgary, Alberta
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 12:31 PM

sorry for your loss. your family will be in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.



#11 from: Angie Larrick
Union, OH
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 12:40 PM

My prayers go out to you Adrienne and your family.



#12 from: Carolyn Henderson
Green Camp Township
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Please accept my sincere sympathy~~



#13 from: Lynn and Shelley Beeney
Richwood
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Shannon, Todd, Brenda, the girls and all.  I know you know what a great guy Jeff was.  Bean and I loved him and will miss him very much.  Lynn has the best childhood memories with him.  I will miss his race talk and being my partner in corn whole.  I know he's turning left and catching up with Teri now.  God's speed his comfort to all of you during this time.  



#14 from: Danette
IN
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Gibson family - My thoughts and prayers  are with you during this sad time. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Danette Ray



#15 from: Tom Guy and Gail DeGood-Guy
Richwood, Ohio
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Please accept our deepest sympathy.   May God be with you all during this most difficult time.  



#16 from: Chris and Melissa Daley
Raymond OH
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 2:43 PM

with deepest sympathy to all of you for your unexpected loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord comfort you during these difficult moments in your life. Lots of Love the Daley family



#17 from: Jerry, Kara, Jenna, Alyssa and Leah Hardman
Cypress, TX
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Abby, Ashly and Adrienne,

We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Please accept our condolences. We will lift you all up in prayer as the days ahead go by.  
Love to you all...
Kara, Jerry & girls



#18 from: Nick and Alison Blakeley (Davis)
 
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Jeff.  We are praying for healing and understanding during these difficult days ahead.  



#19 from: Patricia R. Shaeradin
Oswego, N. Y.
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Todd, Brenda,Gene Lee,Larry and the Gibson family you have my deepest sympathies.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.  Until our paths cross again I am sending you all the love I can and holding on to the fond memories made all those years ago when Todd and Norm were racing against each other at the Big O and I had the chance to watch your sons grow from little boys into the wonderful grown men they became.  So sorry for your loss.  Godspeed Jeff!!!!



#20 from: Tim & Paula Brown
Avon Indiana
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 6:19 PM

So Sorry for your loss My God The Gibson Family



#21 from: Tim & Paula Brown
Avon Indiana
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM

So Sorry for your Loss  May God Bless the Gibson Family



#22 from: SanDee Tidd
Richwood, Ohio
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 6:38 PM

Todd, Brenda & family. Words are not adequete for the loss you have experienced. Love to you all and stay close as God will heal & keep you in his care. Prayers, Love & Caring thoughts are being sent your way.



#23 from: Carolyn Jamison Gonzalez
Sebring, FL
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 7:21 PM

To Jeff's Family and Friends, I am sorry for the loss you are experiencing.  Jeff was a great guy and I am sure he will be your Angel in Heaven.

Carolyn Jamison Class of '78.



#24 from: Elaine
Marion
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Shannon, my heart hurts for your loss. I am here til the end for whatever you need. Please know that you and Jeff have both made my life better just by spending time with you and having you as friends. May God give you all comfort and peace as you celebrate his life's legacy and grieve his loss. Love you...



#25 from: Donn & Fran Pittman
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Dear Brenda & Todd,

No words are really adequate in times such as this. We are so very sorry to hear to about Jeff.

Be assured you are in our hearts and prayers. If there is anything we can do for you, all you need do is ask.

Sincerely,

Donn & Fran



#26 from: Ruthie and Greg McCloud
Boca Raton, FL
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 8:04 PM

To all of the family, we are so very sorry for your loss and will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers...



#27 from: Mike Tynan
Oswego New york
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 8:20 PM

My thoughts and prayers to the entire Gibson Family from the Tynan Family.You will be sadly missed my friend.Godspeed Jeff



#28 from: Roberta Pirro Sauve
Hannibal, New York
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM

So sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you



#29 from: Shelly (Monroe) Craig
Bellefontaine
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 9:22 PM

To the Gibson family's: I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you all during this time.
Shelly



#30 from: Jim and Patti
Kreis
Fri, Sep 7, 2012 at 11:49 PM

Our sympathy and Prayers for you all!



#31 from: Dick McMahon
Phoenix, Arizona
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 2:31 AM

To the Gibson family,
Condolences for your loss.
Dick McMahon & family



#32 from: Terry and Debbie Stephens
Ravenna, ohio
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 5:40 AM

Gibson Family,
You are in our thoughts during this sad and trying time.  Our family enjoyed many years of racing with Jeff who was a respected, class act.  Our hearts are with you.



#33 from: Fritz & Arlene Blue
154 S.Franklin St. Richwood,Oh
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 7:31 AM



















Dear family:

Was stunned to hear of Jeff's passing. So many good young people are beng taken,what a shame.

I know right now your are devastated but with God' grace you will begin to heal.You never get over it but at least you can begin to live again. My Mom & Dad lost two children and I couldn't begin to imagine the time they went through.

We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.May God let you rest in his loving arms until you find peace.








#34 from: Rebecca Blue George
Richwood,Ohio
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 9:36 AM

How sad to bear the loss of another fine young man in your life.  Please know the whole community is saddened by this unfortunate circumstance. May knowing this comfort all who loved Jeff dearly.



#35 from: Joni Hunt -Laughrey
 
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 9:40 AM

The Gibson Family, My heart is heavy for you all. I'm so sorry for your loss.I hope God wraps you all in his heart and helps you thru this time. What a remarkable family to have had the chance to grow up with my whole life. I have so many treasured memories to hold on to. Please know you are all in my heart and prayers.
                                 Always, Joni



#36 from: Jerry
Lancaster NY
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM

So sorry to here of Jeffs passing god speed him home.



#37 from: Ed Maxon
Oswego NY
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Shocked and saddend by your loss, I'll always remember the fun times, and long talks Jeff and I had about racing, and life in general. I'll think of him fondly every summer when we make the trip to Sandusky, and whenever I see a purple race car. RIP Gup, you will be missed.  -Ed Maxon, Second Turn Swamp & Oswego Speedway Safety Crew




#38 from: Amy L.
Greensburg
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 10:25 AM

My thoughts are with your family.



#39 from: rex houseman
huron ohio
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 11:04 AM

My condolences to the Gibson Family .Jeff was a upfront guy and a great competitor He ran sprints with us when I was part of 305SAS and WSOA His Championship in WSOA was a great accomplishment and I know he was proud of that.  RIP Jeff



#40 from: Jim Hines
Joliet, IL
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 11:17 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Gibson family. Try and find comfort in knowing that Jeff will be welcomed home by our Savior Jesus Christ, and his brother Terry. God bless you all during this time.  

Jim Hines



#41 from: Rose Mary Price
Marysville
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 11:26 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you.



#42 from: Ward Wildman
Urbana, Ohio
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.  May God be with you through this difficult time.
Ward and Victoria (Bevis) Wildman



#43 from: Michelle (May) Majher
Hilliard, Ohio
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 12:03 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss Shannon.



#44 from: Gary and Susie Crofut
Tavares, Fl.
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Our heart love and prayers are with you.  God bless



#45 from: Gary and Lisa Kellogg
Prospect OH
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 1:58 PM

To the Gibson,

We were sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Please accept
our deepest symphathy. As one of Jeff's neighbors and
a race fan we will miss the occasional treat he gave us
when test driving his race car down the road.



#46 from: Christina Rutter
Richwood
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 3:32 PM

My prayers and thoughts go out to Shannon and family I am so sorry for your loss.  If you need anything you know where to find me.



#47 from: Renetta
Plain City, Ohio
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 5:52 PM

RIP Jeff, To your family - May you find comfort in each other in this sad time.




#48 from: Gerri and Roland Cicanese
Wesley Chapel, Florida
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Brenda, Todd and all the Gibson family,

You have our deepest sympathy at this sad time. We keep you all in our thoughts and prayers, and hope that God will comfort you with his presence.

Gerri and Roland



#49 from: Connie Myers
Norwalk, OH
Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Our condolences are with you and you entire family.
May the Lord be with all of you and comfort you at this time.
Our family has been watching the Gibson family race since before any of the boys started racing in the super modified division. We truly have enjoyed watching each and everyone of them.
Take care and God Bless all of you.  



#50 from: Jeff & Pam Webb
Richwood
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 10:13 AM

To the family of Jeff we send our hearts love and condolences.
No mere words can replace your pain at such a time.
We want you to know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
May the peace of God be upon each of you like never before.
We encourage each of you to hold tight to the happy times you shared together.
Please know your not alone and your loved very much by so many.
I was a classmate of Jeff and will always have good memories of many times we shared together.
You three girls will always be dear to me as we lived next door and I got to watch each of you grow into the beautiful young women you are today.
Were praying each of you hold tight to the link that will carry you through this. That link is Jesus and were thankful you each know that.
Please know were always here for you.
May God bless you all today and always.
Jeff, Pam, Samantha,Stephanie, Gabbie, and Garrett



#51 from: Don and Sue Guseman
Marion, Ohio
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 10:36 AM

We just wanted to let your family know that you have our deepest sympathy for the loss of your son.

Don & Sue Guseman



#52 from: Tami (Kreamer) Stevenson
West Lafayette, IN
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 12:01 PM

So sorry to hear about Jeff.  Please accept my deepest sympathies.



#53 from: The Craft Family; Butch, Bobbi, Kyle and Cheyenne
Richwood
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Our thoughts are prayers are with the Gibson family during this time. Larry and Lisa, Please let us know if there is anything you need.




#54 from: Jess and Russ Rife
Prospect, OH
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 4:26 PM

I know that there is nothing we can say to make this better for you at this time.  Know that we are deeply saddened by our friend's passing.  Jeff was a wonderful person very caring and giving.  We were so blessed the day you all moved in.  Know that we are here for you and you all are in our thoughts and prayers.  



#55 from: Richard and Patty Wilson
Sherman, Texas
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 4:27 PM

You all are in our thoughts and prayers.  We are so sorry for your loss.  Love,  Patty and Richard



#56 from: Coach Rose Family
Lewis Center
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Our thoghts and prayers are with all of the Gibson family.



#57 from: Karen Stover
 
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Shannon,                                                                                              I am here for you whenever you are ready.                                                My condolences to all of you.                



#58 from: Rob Nat ole
Vickery Ohio
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Gup IM GOING MISS YA RIP



#59 from: Scott & Lou Ann  Davis
Marysville, Ohio
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Dear Friends,
Dare to believe that even in our greatest disappointments and heartaches, God is right there with you. We are so sorry for your loss and we are asking God to wrap His loving arms around each one of you during this very difficult time. Love ~ Scott and Lou Ann



#60 from: Bob and Carolyn Howald
Richwood
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Can't say how sad we are for your loss. I know your hearts are heavy. Our prayers are with you both. Jeff looks so much like todd.



#61 from: Bob and Carolyn Howald
Richwood
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Can't say how sad we are for your loss. I know your hearts are heavy. Our prayers are with you both. Jeff looks so much like todd.



#62 from: Brent & Kim Chapman
 
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Th world seems a little darker today.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.  We'll miss you Gup.  Brent & Kim



#63 from: Annamarie Malfitana-Strawhand
Virginia Beach, VA
Sun, Sep 9, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Todd, Brenda, Gene Lee, Larry, Deb, Abby, Ashley and Adrienne and the entire Gibson family; I am praying for you all and asking God to comfort you through this. You are a close and strong family and I know Jeff would want you all to rally around each other and celebrate his life and the beautiful wonderful children and grandchildren he has left behind on this earth to bless us all. I miss you all so much, and I considered Jeff a friend always. I especially will hold his girls close in my heart and they gave me so much joy when I used to sit with them when they were little and now they have become beautiful wonderful women, that their Daddy was proud of and will always watch over them.  God Bless you and keep you - Love, Annamarie



#64 from: Carrie Sloop
 
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Such a sad loss, please know that my heart has felt heavy since hearing of Jeffs passing.



#65 from: terry l gibson
marion
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 11:12 AM

My heart hurts and iam sad for u and your families.

Terry l. Gibson



#66 from: Don & Andrea Townsend
Columbus, Ohio
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 12:32 PM

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Gibson family.



#67 from: Ken & Debi Hamilton
Raymond Oh
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Dear Todd Brenda and family
We are so sorry to learn of Jeffs passing.
We pray that God strengthens, comforts and heals your broken hearts. Dad, Terry and Jeff are now racing together. Every time I hear the thunder I will smile and think it is them racing by.



#68 from: Russ and Amanda Crosthwaite (McElroy)
 
Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with the Gibson family during this difficult time.



#69 from: richard lavati
grafton
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 7:12 AM

sorry to heard about jeff knew him when he was little. sorry and i hope the familys  are fine  richard



#70 from: Nancy and David Wiley
Richwood
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with the sudden loss of your loved one.  May God give you strength.



#71 from: Kim (Fields) James
Columbus, OH
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 8:59 AM

My heart goes out to the entire Gibson family. I was so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. I pray that you find strength in the coming days as you mourn the loss of your loved one and find comfort in your memories of Gup.



#72 from: Shane and Heather Pertuset
Prospect
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 1:47 PM

We are so sorry to hear of your lose. Can't believe it, he was a great man! Prayers will be with you.  So sorry



#73 from: Betty Gioia and Family
 
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Sending our deepest sympathies to the entire Gibson family.



#74 from: Amber Lemley
marion
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Shannon you and your family have my deepest sympathies at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.



#75 from: Jason & Mandy Swartz
Prospect, OH
Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Our deepest sympathy to all of you.  May God comfort you all in this time of mourning.  



#76 from: Lynne Ledley
 Richwood
Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Todd, Brenda, Abby, Ashly, Adrienne and families,
We were not able to come to the calling hours but you have been in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  It is not easy to lose a loved one. We don't understand the Lord's way but he gives us the strength during these difficult times.




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