Donald Kelly Gibson
February 21, 1936 – March 14, 2020
Donald “Don” Kelly Gibson returned to his heavenly home on March 16, 2020. His devotion to his family and his firm belief in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.
Don was born on February 21, 1936 to the late Stafford and Pearl Gibson in Tram, Kentucky. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Beverly Gibson; wife, Joyce Gibson and his son Terry “Hoot” Gibson. He is survived by the love of his life and fiancé of 16 years Helen Woods, daughters Deborah Huff, Patricia Gibson, Tammy Behrman, and Lora Sabin; step-daughter, Vickie Lynn George; 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved very much. In addition to being a loving father, grandfather, and uncle, Don was very active in his church, Jesus Christ Apostolic Church in Coldwater, and he devoted his life to praising the Lord. He had a deep love of music and recorded several gospel albums throughout his lifetime allowing him to share his unwavering faith in God with those who surrounded him. Don worked at Hayes Albion Corp for several years and after retirement he enjoyed singing, playing guitar, attending church, watching the Detroit Tigers games, and making his family laugh with his hilarious jokes.
Don will be remembered by his family and friends as a selfless man of God who lived a long life dedicated to helping those in need and bringing a smile to the faces of those around him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Visitation for Don will be Wednesday, March 18, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Dr., Albion, MI. Funeral Service for PRIVATE family will be Thursday, March 19 at 1:00PM at the funeral home with Pastor Jeffrey S. Waid officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Jesus Name Apostolic Church, 300 Smith Street, Coldwater, MI 49036
To leave online messages of condolence, please visit www.kevintiddfuneralhome.com
- Visitation Wednesday, March 18, 2020
- Funeral Service Thursday, March 19, 2020
Donald Kelly Gibson
March 21, 2020
Don and his late wife Joyce were a great blessing to myself and my family while we were all members of Cookes Prairie Baptist Church in Homer, Mi. He and Joyce just blended so well together, he was just so devastated with her passing, I know that we all did our best to be there for him afterwards, but when you lose the other half of your team in more ways than can be said here, then it's just plain hard. Our hearts hurt for Don because in a way we lost a part/piece also. Don was a giving giving man whose faith in God was first and foremost in his life, he seemed happiest when he was praising the one that had saved him.
I can only say that by myself and our family, Don is missed, but he is rejoicing with his Lord and Joyce. Praise the Lord! 😊