William “Bill” Gibson

by Lynn McMillen
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William "Bill" Gibson  William “Bill” Gibson, 89 of Athens, passed away on Friday, January 19th, 2024, at Floyd E “Tut” Fan Veteran’s Home. Mr. Gibson was born on April 15th, 1934, in Cool Springs, Kentucky, to Woodard and Lula Hensley Gibson.

Mr. Gibson is survived by his wife Leonel White; children Alexas McGee, John David McGee, Skyler McGee, Dale Gibson (Armie), David Gibson (Donna), and Deborah Kauffman (Richard); step-daughter Brittany Harper (George); 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Earline Faye Gibson; and sons Donald Lamar Miller and Clifford Darrell Gibson.

Bill grew up in Manchester, Kentucky, the youngest of 12 children. He joined the air Force at 18, serving in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired after 21 years as a Master Sargeant. He was married to Faye for 50 years until her death 19 years ago. They had 5 children. They enjoyed camping, fishing, and hunting.

Bill has been married to Leonel White for 13 years, helping to raise their 3 grandchildren. Life was full of travel and enjoying things with young children. He has touched many lives. We have been blessed to have him in our lives.

Funeral services for Mr. Gibson will be Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024, at 11:00am at Limestone Chapel Funeral Home, with David O’Connell officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 9:00-10:45am at the funeral home. Burial will be at Malone Cemetery.

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