Reid Gregory Gibson
In loving memory of Reid Gregory Gibson, April 5, 1956, to Dec. 31, 2012. Jesus carried Reid Gibson to his eternal home in heaven on Dec. 31, 2012. Reid battled brain cancer since Oct. 2012. He was born in Pendleton, the oldest child of the late John Gibson, Jr. and Saragrace (West) Gibson.
Reid was a vibrant member of the Pendleton community. As a teenager, he formed a disk jockey group with his friends. They named their group ÒEquinoxÓ. The boys of ÒEquinoxÓ would set up in the shelter next to the Pond in the park and play disco music while happy teenagers would dance and create treasured memories with their friends.
Reid and his friends delighted in riding their bikes. Once, Reid was given a speeding ticket for riding his bike too fast on State Street! Perhaps you saw him speeding around town on his bike with a big smile on his face. Reid and his friends took many long bike trips, traveling from Indiana to Florida, Niagara Falls, and other long distance adventures. He retained a love of biking throughout his life, participating many times in the Hilly 500 and riding his bike to work.
Reid was an academically talented student with interests in science. He graduated from Pendleton Heights High School in 1974. He excelled in his studies at Indiana University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry in 1979 and completed his master’s degree in Biochemistry in 1991. He worked in the Department of Biochemistry at the Indiana University School of Medicine where he partnered with the pioneers at Eli Lilly in developing the first home blood glucose testing devices and insulin pumps. His scientific work significantly improved the lives of people suffering with diabetes.
In 2007 Reid became a partner with his brother at Thor Systems. Their business involved consulting with commercial and government agencies on mechanisms to secure properties. Thor Systems is best known for it’s video surveillance security systems and entry security measures. Reid served as the Systems Engineer until brain cancer robbed him of his ability to work.
Reid was a joyful, loving son, brother, uncle, husband, father, grandfather and a child of God. A memorial service was held for Reid in Bloomington on Jan. 5, 2013.
He is survived by his wife, Eileen (Horack) Gibson; daughters, Sara Gibson, Katie Gibson; sons, Jonathan Gibson and Daniel Gibson; grandson, Nehemiah Reid Gibson; mother, Saragrace (West) Gibson; sisters, Jonny (Gibson) Salyer, Shawna (Gibson) Moore; and his closest friend and younger brother, Thor Gibson.
To obtain contact information for the Gibson family, please send an e-mail to Jonny Salyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.