Obituary: Mark Gilson

March 13, 1955 – November 16, 2019

Mark Edward Gilson, 64, of Bedford, passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at his residence.

He was born in Lawrence County on March 13, 1955, to Robert (Bob) Gilson and Gretna (Hillenburg) Gilson. He married Patty Sipes on August 1, 1975, and she survives.

Mark was a graduate of Bedford High School and was a painter. He attended Momentum Community Church. He loved spending time with family and friends. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Cubs and the outdoors.

Survivors include his wife, Patty Gilson, his father, Bob Gilson, his daughter, Lucretia Gilson, his son, Jeremy (Brandie) Gilson, all of Bedford, two sisters, Sharon Neff of Kentucky and Vicki (Ronnie) Melvin of Bedford, five grandchildren, Nate Gilson, McKayla Gilson, Macie Grimes, Madelynn Grimes, and Noah Grimes.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gretna, and nephew Devin Neff

A Celebration of Mark’s life will be on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Momentum Community Church, at 1403 R Street in Bedford, with Bro. Reno Bates, officiating.

In lieu of flowers please send donations for expenses to Momentum Community Church or online at

Cresthaven Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.