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Harold Clayton (Hoot) Gibson

By  | June 12, 2022 | Filed under: Greenview Funeral Home, Obituaries

Mr. Harold Clayton (Hoot) Gibson 83, of Live Oak, Texas, formerly of Florence, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on May 24, 2022.


Visitation will be Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 1-3 p.m. at Greenview Funeral Home. The Funeral service will begin at 3 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Entombment will follow in Greenview Memorial Park Love Mausoleum. Officiating at the funeral will be Rev. Edward Earwood.


He is survived by sisters Eleanor Creekmore of Florence, AL., Joyce Ford of Florence, AL.; his sons Thomas M. Gibson and wife Mariaelena of Live Oak, TX., James C. Gibson and wife Tiffany of Syracuse, UT., Samuel J. Gibson and wife Karen of Atoka, TN., daughter Ruth E. Kline and husband Mathew of Lewisburg, TN.; 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his wife Thalia C. Gibson, father Millard M. (Hoot) Gibson, and mother Flossie I. Gibson.


Pallbearers will include Thomas M. Gibson, James C. Gibson, Samuel J. Gibson, Mathew Kline, Thomas H. Gibson and Matthew Kline.


Hoot was a graduate of Florence State Collage (University of North Alabama) with a BS in math and science. He worked for the Corps of Engineering 1962-1966 supporting NASA where he contributed to the making of the maps that Apollo 11 used to land on the moon in which he received an achievement award. He also worked as a computer systems analyst for both GE and Honeywell1966-1971. He then worked as a computer systems analyst for IRS until his retirement in 1995 where he received a Secretary of Treasury award.


For the last five years Hoot has lived in San Antonio TX where his oldest Son lives, Since Nov 2018 Hoot has lived in Sodalis Senior Living where he was an integral part of the community.  He would listen and talk give advice to everyone, residents, and staff alike. If you wanted to know what was going on all you had to do was ask Hoot.


He was a loving husband, a devoted father, a great friend to many and a follower of Christ our Lord and Savior.

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