BENTON — Alvin Ray Gipson, 63, of Benton died at 11:10 a.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at his home.
He retired from General Tire, was a member of VFW Kentucky Lake Post 1084, and a member of Marshall County Elks Lodge 2707. He served in the 25th Infantry Electric Strawberry Division of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart recipient.
He is survived by one daughter, Heather Gipson of Calvert City; one son, Jamie Gipson of Benton; his father, Alvin Rudell Gipson of Benton; two brothers, Joe Gipson of Hardin and Larry Gipson of Benton; one sister, Vicki Ford of Marion, and four grandsons.
He was preceded in death by one grandson and his mother, Eva Dean Joyce Gipson.
There will be a memorial service later. Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to: VFW Kentucky Lake Post 1084, 4166 Eggner’s Ferry Road, Benton, KY 42025; or Marshall County Elks Lodge 2707, P.O. Box 233, Benton, KY 42025.