Troy Dean Gipson was born in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on August 1, 1948, the beloved son of Mildred Jaggers Gipson and Cal Gipson. At the age of 72 years, nine months, and three days, he left behind his weakened body on May 4, 2021, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Shortly before his eleventh birthday, Troy Dean was saved at a revival held by Brother Elza Jaggers and Brother Barney Beckner and joined Cove Hollow United Baptist Church, where he remained a member for the rest of his life.
Troy Dean went to Cub Run High School and Edmonson County High School, where he graduated in 1966. A few months after his graduation, he started working at General Electric in Louisville and retired from there in 2001.
He met and fell in love with Helen Fay Blaney, and they were married in March of 1969. Their son Michael Joseph was born in October 1969 and became the light of his parents’ and grandparents’ lives. After Helen passed away prematurely in 1981, Troy Dean raised Michael by himself and never remarried, choosing instead to be a father and later a best friend to his son and grandson.
Troy Dean enjoyed music of all kinds but especially classic rock, folk, and bluegrass and was an avid record collector. He loved history and visiting historical sites. He had a kind, easygoing way and was a loyal friend with a wicked sense of humor.
Troy Dean leaves behind his son Michael; his dear grandson Sean; his special friend Jan Upchurch; two aunts, Helen Claycomb and Eva Ruth Oltman; many cousins; and countless friends, including his breakfast buddies.
Galatians, Chapter 5:22-23 reads, “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law”.
A public walk-through visitation is scheduled for 12-2 PM Saturday May 15 at Gravil Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM