Raised in Roarks Cove, he graduated from Franklin Co. High School in 1964 and was a graduate of MTSU majoring in history.
A Vietnam Veteran who served in the US Air Force, he was a retail store supervisor for Brad Ragan Tire Co. in Salisbury, NC for many years.
Upon retiring, he was able to pursue his hobbies of gardening, fishing, historic memorabilia and his love of nature.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte Solomon Gipson; his parents, Charles Burt Gipson and Annie Estelle Church Gipson; and brother, Charles Gipson.
Survived by sons, Scott A. (Jeanette) Gipson of Nashville and Keith Allen (Ashleigh) Gipson of Estill Springs: sisters, Gloria Gipson (Gary) Toney of Centre, AL and Jean Gipson White of Decherd; brother, L. Hollis Gipson of Decherd; grandchildren, Keiton, Sawyer and Eli Gipson; several nieces and nephews including two special nieces, Susan Beech and Wanda Gipson and many friends.
Visitation is 5-8 PM Tuesday at Moore-Cortner Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 2 pm Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Moore-Cortner Chapel with Rev. David Wall officiating.
Interment at Harmony Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Dogs in Harmony, PO Box 255, Winchester, TN 37398.
Moore-Cortner Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.