Thomas N Gibson III

October 28, 1937November 27, 2012

Thomas N. Gibson III, beloved father and devoted husband was called to our Lord Tuesday, November 27, 2012 after a brief illness.

Tom was born October 28, 1937 in Fairfield, Alabama, but grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi where he graduated from Biloxi High School in 1955, then attended Georgia Institute of Technology where he earned a degree in Industrial Engineering in 1959 and later a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Colorado. Upon graduating he joined the Air Force and had a distinguished career piloting fighter and recon aircraft serving 21 years, including two tours of Vietnam and retiring at the rank of Colonel. After retiring from the Air Force he became a Utility Contractor working and staying in business for 30 years.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Lois Ellen Gibson; their two sons, Thomas Edward, wife Mandy and Michael Carter, wife Michelle; grandson, Jacob Randolph and his mother, Elizabeth, and his two brothers, Dr. Timothy B. Gibson and Ted W. Gibson, and seven nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held 11AM Saturday, December 1st at St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church. The family will receive friends from 6-8PM Friday, November 30th at Bernstein Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church, 3195 Barnett Shoals Rd, Athens, GA 30605.

Online condolences may be offered at

Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 1, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2012

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March 6, 2013

Ted---So sorry for your loss and the loss of our fraternity brother.

David Frohn, Lake Charles, LA

Tim Paulin

December 6, 2012

Gibson family - I was very saddened to hear of big Tom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I miss seeing all of you, too, as it has been such a long time.

Jean Townsend

December 6, 2012

So sorry for your loss.

Jennifer and Gerald Stout

December 6, 2012

Our Deepest Sympathies for your loss. My Husband Gerald has been a Classic City employee in Charlotte, NC for over 20 years and really thought a lot of Tom.
May God give you comfort and strength now and in the days ahead as you find peace in dealing with the loss of your loved one. God Bless You All

Jane Huckabee Scott

December 5, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that I am thinking about you.
Love to all.

BHS Class of '55

December 1, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness and grief. The BHS Class of '55 will always remember Hoot as a wonderful, fun and caring classmate. We will miss him so much.

Robert Fayard

December 1, 2012

Our sincere sympathy and prayers for your family. I have fond memories of "Hoot" all the way to grammar school. More recently, memories of golf games and other gatherings for BHS, Class of '55. Robert & Gerry Fayard

December 1, 2012

Our prayers and sympathy and love go to the family. Vectra and Robert Barnette

Betty Pylate

December 1, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the Gibson family. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I have such fond memories of the Gibson & Blankenship families and of "Hoot".

Donna Briscoe

November 30, 2012

No words can fill the void your family is feeling right now. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers and you are very much loved. He will be greatly missed by everyone he touched. Sincerely Donna Briscoe