Charles "Chuck" E. Gibson

June 18, 1946February 18, 2021

Charles Earnest “Chuck” Gibson, age 74, was born to Franklin Blain Gibson and Zadee Bella Stokes Gibson on the 18th of June, 1946 in Charlotte, NC. He passed into eternal rest on February 18, 2021 with his beloved wife and best friend of eighteen years at his side; Pamela Sims Gibson.

At a young age, Chuck enlisted in the National Guard where he retired after thirty-eight years of service, his rank Brigadier General which included one tour of duty in Iraq during “Desert Storm”. He was a graduate of the National War College and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also earned his Masters degree from Winthrop University.

After retiring from the service, Chuck obtained the position of Human Resource Manager at Service Corporation International for the last seventeen years. He was a man of honor and integrity and was respected by his colleagues.

As a professional Chuck told you like it was, he held himself to a high standard and was intent on holding those around him to the same. He was a man to be trusted, he was rich with integrity and thoughtfully chose his words when he spoke. Chuck was a dear friend to many, he was grateful for the opportunities life presented him and although he tried to hide it, his heart was large and filled with kindness. He was humble, never knowing how much he was admired and the impact he made on others’ lives.

Chuck’s passions were; the “Tar Heels” he was a raving fan, his love of fine food and fine wine, military history, and baseball. When traveling with Chuck, you could find him searching out the nearest MLB stadium or a cemetery seeking out old historical military graves. At any dinner attended with Chuck, he was the only one you wanted selecting the pairing of the wine. Over the years, Chuck would lend a hand at Arthur’s Wine Shop and share his knowledge with the many customers that frequented the store.

His civic involvement included American Legion, Post 30, in Lincolnton.

Chuck enjoyed spending quality time with his devoted wife Pam; his stepdaughter, Gina Renee Barrier; and his step-grandson, Graham Walker Fleming, both of Morganton, N.C. He will also be remembered by his cousin and friend; Bud Greene; and two sisters.

The family will gather and invites you to attend a celebration of Chuck’s life at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 at Carothers Funeral Home, 2205 Williamsburg Drive, Gastonia, NC 28054. If unable to attend please view Chuck’s service as it will be live-streamed on the Carothers Funeral Home Facebook page.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests that memorial contributions in Mr. Gibson’s memory be directed to The Gaston County Animal Shelter, 1491 Business Park Ct, Gastonia, NC 28052 or the American Legion, Post 30, 1120 N Aspen St, Lincolnton, NC 28092.


  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, February 23, 2021



Charles "Chuck" E. Gibson

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Faye Eckblad

February 23, 2021

Please accept my deepest sympathy. May the gentle sunshine of your amazing memories be a light and give you comfort. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Daniel Ensor

February 23, 2021

Chuck was a great man who I learned a lot from and always looked up to. I will miss being able to call him when I need an ear and advice or just to discuss the latest in firearms. One of a kind. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Manos Diakoumakis

February 23, 2021

Safe travel my friend. My condolences to the family and may his memory be eternal.

Rhonda Robinson

February 23, 2021

My dear sweet Pam you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for the passing of your precious Chuck. He will forever be in your ❤️ and your memories of your time together will get you through the hard days. I am here for you . ❤️ you!!

Beth Imperatore

February 23, 2021

Pam, my heart and prayers go out to you and your family during this very difficult time.

I have been very fortunate to work with Chuck throughout the past 10 years. I have fond memories of Chuck and the greatest respect for him.

Beth Imperatore

Gloria Rodriguez

February 23, 2021

Chuck will be greatly missed. He was one of a kind. I true man of integrity.

Rest in peace General.

My condolences to his wife Pam and family. May the Lord comfort you through this difficult time.

Bruce Baker

February 23, 2021

It was my privilege to serve with BG Chuck Gibson in the NC ARNG. My last assignment, being his Deputy Commander at 60th Troop Command, allowed me to work for a great leader, a man always focused on the mission and his Soldiers. So sorry for his loss, a fine man and a good friend, he will be missed. Bruce Baker

Roscoe Lindsay

February 22, 2021

Chuck was one of my best friends! I will never forget our trip to
Normandy. I’m looking at pictures and so grateful for the wonderful memories we have shared. We will miss you so much!
Our best to Pam. Love & blessings Rock & Joann

Becky Stover

February 22, 2021

So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Gibson. I only met him once. He came and visited with me when I transferred to North Carolina as a manager. He was a very professional and kind gentleman. My prayers are with the family.

Becky Stover
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Diana Albear

February 22, 2021

To the Gibson family, So deeply sorry for your loss. Chuck was a kind and gentle man, so easy to speak with.
He will be truly missed, My prayers are with you all.