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Robert Lee Gibson, Jr., 73, Princeton, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at a Princeton Care Center.

Graveside services and burial with military rites were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 22, 2022 at the Deer Ridge Cemetery in Lewis County, MO under the direction of Roberson Funeral Home of Princeton.

Robert was born on July 23, 1949 in Newtown, the son of Robert Lee, Sr. and Erma Virginia Doolin Gibson.

On June 10, 1972 he married Donna Jean Stice. She survives of the home.

Robert graduated from Ravanna High School in 1967 and served in the United States Navy Seabees. He was active in the Mercer American Legion Post #477, Princeton VFW and served on the Ravanna Township Board, the Ravanna Cemetery Board, and the Mercer County Water Board.

He farmed, worked road construction from 1984 to 1986, and also worked for Con Agra Foods from 1986 to 2013.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Trenton.

Robert enjoyed reading, wood crafting, art painting, mushroom hunting, gardening, planting trees and picking raspberries for his favorite pie. He also traveled all 50 states and hosted 12 foreign exchange students.

In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by his brother, Michael (Joni) Gibson; two nieces; one nephew; one great-nephew; many cousins; and his two dogs, Beau and Mordacaii.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a niece, Melody Rose England.

Memorials may be made to the Deer Ridge Cemetery in care of Roberson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 316, Princeton, MO 64673.