OTTUMWA — Billy Gene Gipson, 85, of 2421 Northgate St., died at 3:55 p.m. February 26, 2014, at the Des Moines VA Central Iowa Health Care System.
Billy was born October 26, 1928, in Memphis, Tenn., to Clinton Douglas and Beatrice Gipson. He married Diane Rokey on December 22, 1999.
A resident of Ottumwa since 2005, he had served for 31 years in the U.S. Army.
Surviving are his wife, Diane; two sons, Curtis Gipson of Glendale, Ariz., and Billy Gipson Jr. of North Augusta, S.C.; two daughters, Donna Curl of North Augusta, S.C., and Robin Wiebler of Charleston, S.C.; three grandchildren, Michael, Brett and Ryan; a great-grandson, Simon.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
His body has been cremated, and no services are planned.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa.