BENTON — Alvin “Rudell” Gipson, 85, of Benton died Saturday, June 1, 2013, at his home.
Mr. Gipson was a retired chemical operator at SKW Alloys in Calvert City. He was a veteran of World War II in the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by two sons, Joe Lee Gipson of Hardin and Larry Dale Gipson of Benton; one daughter, Vickie Lynn Ford of Marion; two brothers, Harold “Goober” Gipson of Benton and Kenny Gipson of Grand Rivers; two sisters, Bobbie Jean Higgins of Benton and Patricia Thompson of Calvert City; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elva Joyce Gipson; one son, Alvin Ray Gipson; two brothers; and three sisters. His parents were Onnie Gipson and Lillian Divine Gipson.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today, June 3, 2013, in the chapel of Collier Funeral Home in Benton. The Rev. Charles Steele will officiate. Interment will follow in Briensburg Cemetery in Benton.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. today at the funeral home.