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Bob Gibson

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July 21, 1933 – June 20, 2012

Robert Lee “Bob” Gibson, resident of Edmond, passed away Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at Integris Hospice House. He was 78.

The service was be held 2 pm Monday, June 25, 2012, at the Hartford Avenue Church of Christ with Duane Eggleston officiating. Burial preceded the service at 11 am at Resthaven Memorial Park in Ponca City, OK under the direction of Trout Funeral Home & Crematory.

The family received friends at Trout Funeral Home Chapel, on Sunday evening, June 24.

Robert was born on July 21, 1933 to Earl Bryant Gibson and Lillian Ethel (Gaskill) Gibson in Claude, Texas. He lived in various places in Arkansas until he was 14 years old. In 1947, the family moved to the Amarillo, Texas area. He graduated from Canyon High School in 1951 and from Texas Tech University with a degree in Chemical Engineering in 1955.

He married Mary Sue Wood on September 4, 1953 in Amarillo, Texas. In 1955, he began to work for Conoco in Ponca City. He was an Engineer/Consultant for Conoco.

Since 1943, Bob was an active member of the Church of Christ serving as a Bible class teacher and deacon then later as an elder.

He is survived by his wife Mary Sue of Edmond, two daughters Sherry Kaye Maddux and her husband Terry of San Antonio, Texas, Cindy Marie Tarrant and her husband Ned of Edmond, grandchildren Bradley Ray Keirn and his wife Susan of Tulsa, OK, Brandon Lee Keirn of San Antonio, Texas, Grant Ned Tarrant of Edmond, Ashley Marie Tarrant of Edmond, two brothers, Ray Gibson of Amarillo, TX, Roy Gibson of Colorado Springs, Co, two sisters Jean Hall of Colorado Springs, Co and Erma Dean Gibson of Phoenix, AZ. Bob also has two great grandsons, Bryce and Ethan Keirn. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a nephew, Gary Don Gibson, and his two brothers, Bill Gibson and Jim Gibson. 

Casketbearers will be Ned Tarrant, Terry Maddux, Brad Keirn, Brandon Keirn, Grant Tarrant and Don Jesch. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the High Plains Children’s Home: P.O. Box 7448, Amarillo, Texas 79114-7448

Brother Huddleston’s words:

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of brother Bob Gibson, Wednesday evening, June 20th.  He had been seriously ill for a couple of months, and suffering from Alzheimers for several years before that. Bob and his wife Sue were longtime members of the Hartford congregation, having moved to the Edmond area several years ago in order to be closer to Bob’s doctors. 

For many years and on several different occasions, Bob served the Hartford congregation as an elder.  His quiet wisdom and persistence was a valuable asset to the eldership and a blessing to the congregation.  He was particularly committed to evangelism locally and mission work throughout the world.   Bob and Sue, for many years led a home Bible study which led to the conversion of several and the mentoring of many.  He had made a number of trips to Spain when the church was involved with the support of several men there.  He and his wife and family were also involved in supporting stateside mission works such as in Iowa and South Dakota.  He worked with the youth and was usually involved in teaching one of the several adult classes held each quarter.  His classes were among some of the best ever offered at Hartford because Bob strove for excellence in everything he did.  He was also a gifted songleader.  All of this in addition to his work at Conoco as a Chemical Engineer which took him to many places as well as here in Ponca City.  

Without any question, the Hartford congregation of today was greatly influenced and blessed by the life and work of Robert “Bob” Gibson.   We honor his good wife, Sue, for her faithful and loving service to him for more than fifty years, and particularly as she ministered to him in these last few years.  They are a great example to all of loving, faithful Christian service.  Heaven is the place where the redeemed shall gather and dwell for eternity, and there we fully expect to see our brother Bob.