Henry Harold Gibbens, 80, Crawfordsville, died at 9:05 p.m., Monday, in the Lane House where he had resided for the past two years.
Born March 23, 1927, in Ashboro, he was the son of Henry and Dollie Brown Gibbens.
He attended high school in Brazil and then served in the United States Army for two years. After serving in the Army, he was a truck driver before moving to Crawfordsville.
He was also a member of the National Guard until 1993, leaving with an honorable discharge. He worked at the California Pellet Mill from May 1, 1975-May of 1987. He also worked at Wal-Mart as a greeter.
He was a life member of the American Legion Post 72 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 1431. He attended the Veedersburg Nazarene Church and more recently attended East Side Baptist Church.
He married Evelyn Hatch Cox on June 16, 1966. She preceded him in death.
Survivors include sons Gary Gibbens, Indianapolis, Jack Gibbens, Brazil, Harold Ray Gibbens, Crawfordsville, and Neal Gibbens, Crawfordsville; daughter Janice Meadows and husband Dennis, New Richmond; step-daughters Joyce Dowell and husband Paul, Betty Pollitt and husband Jack, and Jaci Mills, all of Crawfordsville; sisters Wanda Eaton and Ruth Lucal, both of Brazil; 20 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, five brothers, two sisters and a great-granddaughter.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Powers Priebe Funeral Home, Crawfordsville, with the Rev. Jim Rivers officiating. Burial will be at Harveysburg Cemetery, Kingman, where military graveside services will be conducted by the American Legion and V.F.W. Posts of Crawfordsville.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made for funeral expenses.
Online condolences may be made at powerspriebefuneralhome.com.