Phillip E. Gibson

November 16, 1947April 15, 2021

Phillip Gibson, 73, of El Paso, Texas, passed away on April 15, 2021. He was born in Matador, Texas, on November 16, 1947. He married Darlaine Richards on September 6, 1968, in Amarillo, Texas. He served in United States Army for 21 years and earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland. He was a devoted husband and a proud dad and grandpa. He loved playing golf, flying hobby planes, and spending time with his two dogs, Gizmo and Ziggy. He never knew a stranger and could put a smile on anyone's face. He was a devoted servant of the Lord and a member of Sun City Church. Phillip was preceded in death by his father Bill Garrett, niece Carrie Carnahan, mother Willadena Garrett, sister Kay Garrett, and sister Jennifer Carnahan. He is survived by his wife Darlaine Gibson, daughter Kimberly Ortega and her husband Gus Ortega, daughter Tasha Hopper and her husband Rob Hopper, and son Christopher Gibson. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Meaghan Ortega, Samuel Ortega, Madison Hopper, Paige Hopper, Bobby Hopper, and Nesta Gibson. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at Martin Funeral Home-East in El Paso, Texas. Services will immediately follow at 11:00 am. Pastor Brant Small will officiate. A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at Ft. Bliss National Cemetary in El Paso, Texas. Pall Bearers will be Larry Quisenberry, Hank Greenberg, Trenton Richards, Christopher Gibson,Robert Hopper and Gus Ortega. The family would like to express sincere thanks to their family and friends for their support during this difficult time.


  • Darline Gibson, Wife
  • Christopher Gibson, Son
  • Kimberly Ortega, Daughter
  • Tasha Hopper, Daughter
  • Mr. Gibson also leaves behind 6 grandchildren to cherish his memory.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  • Chapel Service

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, April 21, 2021


Phillip E. Gibson

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