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David Gipson

David Landis Gipson was born May 22, 1924 in Cantril, IA to Orpha Bell (Landis) Gipson and Jesse Loss Gipson. He served in Panama during World War II in the U.S. Navy, completing his service as a Machinist Mate Second Class.

After leaving the service he met and married Anna Maye Hunter Gipson, his wife of 55 years. They served together as Worthy Matron and Patron in Eastern Star. Anna Maye preceded him in death August 2002.

David rose to the position of Service Manager at various Chevrolet and GM dealerships becoming a long time member of the "Only the Best Club" Chevrolet Motor Division's top 10 Service Managers in the country. A significant task considering David's choice to work only in dealerships in smaller communities, better suited to raise his family. David would readily tell you that his biggest success was his family.

He is survived by three daughters - Linda (Jon) Heaslet, Charlotte, NC; Betty Brundage, Mt. Ayr, IA; Gloria (Chris) von Fahnestock, Dayton, OH; one son - David (Brenda) Gipson, Yuba City, CA; 24 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 1 great great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by one daughter - Kathy Aytes, Kathy's husband, Ron, and two granddaughters, Christina and Saundra Aytes.

David had many varied interests over the years, including membership the American Legions, the Masonic Lodge, Knights Templar, Eastern Star, and was associated with the Mt Ayr Sportsman club for many years. His hobbies included square dancing, fishing, hunting, bowling, explorer scout group leadership (several scouts went on to the work in the mechanical business). Dave and Ann also enjoyed playing bingo.

Memorials are to Faith Lodge #179, A.F. & A. M. and Ringgold Post #172, American Legion, all in Mount Ayr.

  • Open Viewing

    July 19, 2016
    12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    July 19, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Masonic Rites

    July 19, 2016
    7:30 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Funeral Service

    July 20, 2016
    2:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial

    Wednesday July 20 2016

    Rose Hill Cemetery

    Blockton, IA


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So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Jolinda Allen - Grant City, MO - Friend   July 19, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

DAVE WAS A GREAT AND FUN GUY TO WORK WITH AT FARM AND HOME.
HE AND ANN WERE ALWAYS READY TO GO PLAY BINGO ON THE WEEKENDS AND USUALLY DID QUITE WELL.

I FEEL VERY LUCKY THAT I GOT TO KNOW AND WORK WITH HIM.

JUDY

Posted by JUDY STEWART - MOUNT AYR, IA - Coworker   July 19, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dad and mom went fishing. They came home early. It seems Mom cast a little off target. They had to go to the hospital to get the fishhook cut out that was firmly attached to dad''s scalp. Mom had the record size catch in the family.

Posted by Linda Heaslet - Charlotte, NC - Daughter   July 18, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM