John William Gibson Sr of Rose Hill NC, formerly of Raleigh NC passed away peacefully after a brief illness on May 12,2022 at Rex Hospital.
John Gibson Sr leaves behind his wife Miriam E Gibson, daughters Kimberly Gibson and Claudia Gibson, sons Blake Gibson and John Gibson Jr., eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. John Gibson Sr. was born on 08/22/1927 to Claude William Gibson & Grace Alma Blake in Milford Delaware. John Gibson graduated early from high school and served in both the Army & Navy during and after World War II . After his honorable discharge from the Army, he continued his education and worked in family business in the Del-Marva area.
While attending Wesley college in Dover Delaware in the early 1950’s he met his wife, Miriam E Kennedy. While residing in Dover Delaware he became a State Farm Insurance agent and was later promoted to District Manager for State Farm and then moved to Durham NC in 1961. John returned to sales with State Farm in 1977 where he had an agency in Raleigh NC. John attended Mt Olivet Church and later Hope Community Church. John retired from State Farm in 1995 and later started a new business in the Home Health Care provider service for the disabled and mentally handicapped. John later sold this business, his home in Raleigh in 2021 and moved to Rose Hill NC to a property where he could enjoy the countryside with his wife, son John Jr and daughter Kimberly. A private service will be held for family and closest friends. A future announcement will be made with regards to a Celebration of Life service for those who would like to attend. In lieu of flowers the family requests a donation be made to the following charity, donate.mercyships.org