Charles Wayne Gipson
Maiden Name: n/a
Charles Wayne Gipson, 59, passed away January 14, 2004, in the Veterans Hospital, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He was born October 17, 1944, in Bentley, Oklahoma.
He spent his childhood in Oklahoma and graduated from Kaining High School in Kaining, Oklahoma. Upon graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Long Beach, California. He did a tour of duty in Vietnam.
Charlie married Rita Patterson on December 29, 1978, in Ravinia, South Dakota. He worked for Yankton Sioux Construction as a carpenter for many years. Charlie will always be remembered for his love of family and especially his grandchildren. He had a big heart and was always willing to pitch in and help anyone in need. He also loved the sound of laughter.
His mother, three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Gipson of Lake Andes, South Dakota; three daughters, LaHoma Gipson and Tracy Dion of Lake Andes and Yvonne Dion of Rapid City, South Dakota; and one son, Douglas Dion of Fort Thompson, South Dakota.