Stanley G. Gibson Jr.

July 30, 1928April 12, 2018

GIBSON JR, STANLEY G. “Stan” 89, of Pinellas Park and formerly of Tampa, passed away on Thursday, April 12, 2018. He was born on July 30, 1928 in Atlanta, GA to the late Stanley Gibson and Cora Gibson Smith. Stanley grew up in Atlanta but his career took him to Savannah and throughout the Tampa Bay area over the years. Stan retired after 42 years in the banking industry. He began his career with the Federal Reserve in Atlanta and after numerous advancements he retired from Bank of America as an Executive Vice President. Some of the best times in his career were spent in his role with Ellis Banking Corporation. There he held the positions of Executive Vice President, Deputy Regional Executive, Chairman of the Board and Senior Managing Officer of several subsidiary banks whereby he was involved in the organization, purchase and acquisition of these banks. He remained an Officer on the Board of Directors for the Ellis Foundation until his death. Stan served his country in the Air Force and afterwards put himself through college while working, raising a family and going to school part-time. He graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting, but was a lifelong fan of the Georgia Bulldogs. Stan was a collector of coins, stamps, owls and English Bulldogs, especially if they were named UGA. In his lifetime he was a cartoonist, wood worker and created phenomenal landscapes. Stan loved a good time, had a great sense of humor and was a practical jokester. He was a great father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be missed. Stan leaves behind daughters Debbie McCoy and Deanah Gibson Soto. Grandchildren Sarah McCoy, Ryan Soto, Molly Turpin, Erin Soto, and Elliott Soto. Great grandson Everett Turpin. Siblings Sharion Dutton and Weyman Smith. He was predeceased by his wife Vada. Visitation will be at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, April 17 at 12:00, service at 1:00.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Committal Service Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Stanley G. Gibson Jr.

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Carlos ThurdeKoos

November 26, 2018

What a great man ....... good leader and friend. I worked for Stan for many years while at the Ellis Banking Corp. He named me President of the Ellis Banks in Hillsborough, Polk and Pasco Counties.

Sherry Pollett

April 26, 2018

I have so many great memories of Uncle Stanley. We called him S.G. most of the time. I really remember his laugh and how you would have to laugh yourself when you heard him because it was so contagious. My favorite memory with SG was the time we went to Busch Gardens. Stan was pretty excited that Mark and I would ride the roller coasters with him and I remember just laughing all day as he led us from one coaster to the next. There were times we just laughed so hard. Ahhh, good times. I will miss Uncle Stanley. Deanah and Debbie, I will keep your families in my prayers. I'm really sad that we lost Mom and SG on the same day. Somehow, I think Mom was happy to have her brother with her for the final journey. Love and hugs to all. Sherry & Mark Pollett