Harold Gibson

Harold Vernon Gibson

Tuesday, October 17th, 1922 - Friday, June 5th, 2020
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Harold Vernon Gibson, 97, of Waco, passed away Friday, June 5, 2020 at Ridgecrest Retirement & Healthcare Center. Graveside services will be held Monday, June 8 at 11:30 AM at Waco Memorial Park with Rev. Jaime McGlothlin officiating. Visitation with family will be held Sunday, June 7 from 5 to 7 PM in the chapel of OakCrest Funeral Home.

Harold was born October 17, 1922 in Lost Creek Community in Coleman County. As a small child he moved to Falls County to the Busby Community. Harold attended Union, Busby, and Lott schools.

Later in life he worked for Texas New Mexico Utilities in Marlin. In 1944, he began working at General Tire, eventually retiring in 1984.

Harold married Virginia Dale Hammond on November 5, 1942 in Chilton. She passed October 23, 1980. He then married Betty (McKee) Harper on July 3, 1982 in Waco.

Harold served for many years as an active deacon at Park Lake Drive Baptist Church and was also a member of the Geo. W. Denton Masonic Lodge #24, from where he received his 50 yr. pin.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Virginia; and his sister, Lois Guest.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Ron Gibson and wife, Clova of Valley Mills, Lynn Gibson and wife, Linda of China Spring, and Harold Gibson, Jr. and wife, Linda of Arlington; grandchildren, Merry Melet Gibson of Wisconsin, Christi Dale Fisher and husband, Scott of Colorado, Brady Allan Gibson and wife, Vanessa of Waco, Travis Lynn Gibson and Matthew Paul Gibson, both of China Spring, Katrina Estelle Neathery and husband, Tim of North Richland Hills, Marcie Annette Gibson of Arlington, and Bradley Todd Gibson and wife, Jennifer of Pantego; 13 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. He also leaves behind his extended family, stepchildren, Cheryl Harper Comer and husband, Gary of Whitney and L. Keith Harper of Las Vegas.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Ridgecrest for the care given to Harold over the years.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, June 7th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Sunday, June 7th, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    OakCrest Funeral Home
    4520 Bosque Boulevard
    WACO, TX 76710
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  • Service

    Monday, June 8th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Monday, June 8th, 2020 11:30am
    Waco Memorial Park
    6623 Interstate 35 South
    Robinson, TX 76706
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  • Interment

    Waco Memorial Park
    6623 Interstate 35 South
    Robinson, TX 76706
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Posted at 08:44pm
I am so sorry about y’all loss! The family will be in my thoughts and prayers! He was a great man! -Santana Robinson

Gerry Rieger

Posted at 08:26am
As a young man growing up uncle Vernon greatly influenced who I would become as a man. He always could pop the biggest smile on you and when he greeted you it was like you were the only one in the room. I deeply regret just now finding out about his passing, yet, as I write this I have a simple smile on my face and I think he would want it to be that way. Every time I was around him I became a better person and I learned how to greet people with love. He could weave a story about anything that had me on the edge of my seat. Thank you uncle Vernon for giving me a piece of you forever. Tell my aunt Jenny "hello" for me and give my mom and dad a hug for me! I love you.

Christopher John McCollum & Tracy Dean McCollum

Posted at 12:33am
With deepest sympathy.
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Ronald Ray Roberts

Posted at 09:01pm
Ron & Clova,
I am very sorry to hear about Mr. Gibson. He will be missed. When my Daddy ( Buddy Roberts ) was in Ridgecrest for two years, I visited Mr. Gibson several times and we had some nice and interesting conversations. He was always very friendly, pleasant and had a good sense of humor. He showed me a few of his old coins and told me about repairing antique clocks years ago. My thoughts and prayers will be with both of you during this difficult time. With Deepest Sympathy, Ray Roberts

Brian Parker

Posted at 07:08pm
We send our love and prayers to your family. Vernon was one of the kindest and uplifting people I have ever known. We have many found memories. Brian and Harriet Parker

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