Ernest L. Gibson, Jr.

Posted November 24, 2014

Capt. Ernest L. Gibson, Jr. 81, passed away peacefully Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro. Capt. Gibson was born March 26, 1933 in Charlotte, NC. He joined the Marine Corps in 1951 as a young private and rose thru the ranks to Captain. He served his country faithfully and with great pride. His two proudest tours were with the Marine Corps One, the Presidential Helicopter Squadron under President Kennedy, Johnson and Nixon. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He was precedent in death by his parents, Ernest and Nell Gibson of Charlotte, NC, his brother, Mark Gibson of Wilmington, NC, daughter-in-law, Heather Gibson of Sandpoint, Idaho and his beloved wife of 57 years, Shirley Alexander Gibson. He is survived by his daughter, Vickey Simmons of Summerville, sons, Greg Gibson (Catherine) of Sandpoint, Idaho and Wesley Gibson of Summerville, six grandchildren, Kyle & Jasper Gibson of Sandpoint, Idaho, Savannah & Kirby Simmons of Summerville, Judith Anne & Sara Burns Gibson of Walterboro and many other loving family members. He also leaves his faithful companion “Justice”. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Heather’s House, 1215 Michigan Street, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864 “Semper Fi and Godspeed Faithful Servant, We Shall Miss You”

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Steve DeLoach
10-10-2015

To the Gibson family: We lived across the street from the Gibson’s in 1974. Since that time, we have been friends with Ernie and Shirley. We often listened to their life stories, enjoying them immensely at our many neighborhood get-togethers. We visited them when Shirley was going through her own cancer struggles. She was always positive and cheerful. Although he went on, Ernie never recovered from Shirley’s passing and seemed ready, often anxious, to join her. Ernie attended our own 50th wedding anniversary in Savannah last December. We will miss him and all his wonderful, colorful stories. SEMPER FI, good fellow!! Steve and Jennie DeLoach

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