Mr. Rolland Edward “Hoot” Gibson, age 68, a resident of Rockwood, Tennessee passed away Monday, April 7, 2014 at his residence. He was born March 9, 1946 in Rockwood, Tennessee to Arnold Franklin Gibson and Ella Katherine Whittier Gibson. Mr. Gibson was a member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, in Rockwood and was also a member and Past Master of Rockwood Masonic Lodge # 403 F. & A. M. He was a retired Journeyman Lineman, working with various utilities since his career began in 1973, including Rockwood Electric Utility; City of Cookeville, Tennessee; and Florida Power and Lights. He was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local # 760 for over 30 years. “Hoot” had previously coached Dixie Youth Baseball and Girls Softball. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Ruby Sexton Gaylardo and Ola Gibson Rowley; and brothers, Jack J. Gibson and Lester Gibson.
Wife of 47 years: Beverly Kay Duncan Gibson of Rockwood, TN
Children: Sean Michael Gibson of Rockwood, TN
Cheryl Gibson Walden & husband, Bill of Philadelphia, TN
Grandchildren: Tressa Gibson; Makara Gibson; Shayla Gibson Shipwash & husband, Jake; Corey Shelton; Courtney Shelton; and Kelsie Walden
Great Grandchildren: Keyara, MacKenzie, Landyn, Karissa, Lillyana, and MaKilee
Brothers: Willard Gibson of Lake City, FL
Dennis Gibson & wife, Patty of Rockwood, TN
Tommy Gibson of IL
Sisters: Jacqueline Myers of MO
Etta Proffitt & husband, Kelly of Rockwood, TN
And several nieces, nephews, and extended family.
The family will receive friends Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Evans Mortuary. Masonic Services will follow at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. Memorial services will immediately follow from the Chapel of Evans Mortuary with Dr. Clarence Sexton and Bill Walden officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rockwood Masonic Lodge # 403; P.O. Box 138; Rockwood, TN 37854 or to the St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital; 501 St. Jude Place; Memphis, TN 38105-1942.