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1946 Donald 2014

Donald Gibson

September 24, 1946 — December 6, 2014


Don Gibson of Havana, FL. passed away on December 6, 2014 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital from complications of open heart surgery.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Faith Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Danny Gibson (his brother) officiating.

His family will have a reception immediately following the service at Salem United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (202 E Ninth Ave. Havana, FL. 32333)

The interment will be at Jacksonville National Cemetery in Jacksonville, FL. Friday December 12, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Military Honors.

Don was born on September 24, 1946 in Hartselle, AL. He served in the United States Air Force as a crew chief for jet airplanes and combative measures instructor.

Don moved to Florida in 1971 and made his home in the Central Florida area, later moving to Gadsden County, FL. He was a retired home builder. He was an expert at cooking barbecue, which he loved to share with friends and neighbors. Don had a strong Christian faith and loved reading his Bible. He took great pleasure in his family, and attending his sons college football games.

Don is survived by his wife of 32 years Jean Kearney Gibson, his sons Donald Gibson, Jr.; David Gibson (Rebecca); Matt Gibson (Heather); Dustin Gibson and Cody Gibson, his grandson Mark Gibson, brother Danny Gibson (Tina) and his sister Ann Gibson Coffey.

He is preceded in death by his parents James H. Gibson and Kathleen Gibson; a sister Dianne Styles all of Decatur, AL.


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