June 14, 2016
Mr. Willard Jesse Gibson, age 89, of Lake City, Florida passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the VA Hospital in Lake City, Florida. Mr. Gibson was born October 1, 1926 in Fork Mountain, Tennessee, to the late Arnold F. Gibson and Edna Haygood. He was a World War II Veteran serving in the U.S. Navy (See Bee’s), He was a Charter Member of the VFW Post 150 in Rockwood, Tennessee. Mr. Gibson was a Past Master of the Seminole Lodge #304 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 1976 and a member in good standing at Cherry Hill Lodge#12 in Ft. White, Florida. Mr. Gibson was preceded in death by wife of 65 years: Juanita W. Gibson: Parents; Brothers: Rolland, Lester, and Jack Gibson and Sister Ruby Lee Gaylardo (Sexton).
He is survived by:
Sons: Willard Jesse Gibson, Jr. (Lynda) of Bella Vista, AR
Arnold Lee Gibson of Lake City, Florida
Jimmie Joe Gibson of Chattanooga, Tennessee
Daughter: Tamiyra Kay Iuen (Marc) of Lake City, Florida
Brothers: Dennis Gibson of Rockwood, Tennessee
Tommy Gibson of Yorkville, Illinois
Sisters: Etta Mae Proffitt (Gibson) of Rockwood, Tennessee
Jacqueline Myers (Gibson) of Granby, MO
5 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren
Host of Nieces and Nephews
Arrangements are as Follows: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:00am in the Chapel of Evans Mortuary Masonic Service will be conducted by the Rockwood Lodge #403. At 10:30am in the Oak Grove Cemetery at Rockwood, Tennessee, Full-Military Honors by U. S. Navy Honor Guard and Roane County Military Memorial Honor Guard.
Evans Mortuary is serving the Family of Mr. Willard Jesse Gibson