Therman V. Gipson, 100


Therman V. Gipson, 100, of Greenville, died on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, at Montgomery Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Taylor Springs.

Graveside services will be conducted Monday, Aug. 15, beginning at 11 a.m. at Green Hill Cemetery in Fillmore. Assalley-Young Funeral Home in Greenville is assisting the family.

Mr. Gipson was born July 27, 1922, in Montgomery, AL, to William and Mamie (Skimahorn) Gipson. He married Dorothy Ellen Ellsworth on Oct. 30, 1949, in Vandalia, and she survives.

He was fun loving, family oriented and was an active member of his church throughout his life. In Missouri, he was a deacon in his church before moving to the Greenville area in 1976.

Mr. Gipson was a welder by trade and worked for L.E. Meyers Company in St. Louis, MO, where he welded the big electrical towers dotted around the area. He also did mechanical work on the side.

He loved to tinker, invent and make things. He was a natural, self-taught musician, having an excellent ear for music, and played a variety of musical instruments.

Mr. Gipson was a proud and an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army, World War II.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his two daughters, Julie (Stan) Smith of Olive Branch, MS, and Lisa (George) Terrio of St. Charles, MO; six grandchildren, Sara (Josh) Buckles, Shanea Terrio, both of St. Charles, MO, Rachel (Jeff) Payne of O’Fallon, MO, Amanda (Keith) McBride of Dardenne Prairie, MO, Joshua (Kristy) Terrio of Troy, MO, and Heather (John) Garrison of Nashville, TN; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Gipson was preceded in death by his parents; and 11 brothers and sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Woburn Baptist Church, 1513 Woburn Ave., Greenville, IL 62246.

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