Dana Lee Gibson
March 27, 1932 – November 19, 2019
On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Dana Lee Gibson, 87, went to be with his Heavenly Father. A Celebration of Life will be held at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Saturday, November 30, 11:00 AM. He was born March 27, 1932 in Widen, West Virginia, a proud son of a West Virginia coal miner and his wife, Ward and Della Gibson. He was a graduate of West Virginia Institute of Technology and a veteran of the US Navy. He retired from AEP having worked most of his career at Cardinal Power Plant near where he raised his family in Wintersville, OH. He relocated to Greensboro, NC in 1999.
Dana loved working with his hands. He collected and repaired antique clocks, made wooden perpetual calendars for kids and grandkids. Loved feeding his bluebirds and chickadees and delighted in watching them raise several broods each summer in his backyard, having made many bluebird houses for friends. He was very well read, gobbling up volumes on the Civil War, archeology, paleontology, geology, etc. Dana was a storyteller, garden grower, tutor, and lover of Math. He was also an avid genealogist having traced his and Billie Jean’s family trees back many generations. He loved his Ohio State Buckeyes.
Dana is survived by all those that love him including his loving, doting wife of 64 years, Billie Jean Gibson (Lucas), a proud daughter of a West Virginia coal miner’s family, of Burnwell, WVA, 4 children to include Dana Lee Gibson Jr. (Donna), Cherie Lynn Fisher (Robert), David Robert Gibson (Debbie), and Alan Ward Gibson (Barbara), 13 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and counting. He loved all of them with all his heart.
Dana and Jean have been 19 year members of Cornerstone Baptist Church and steadfast in their love of the Lord. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association at www.lung.org. Online condolences may be offered at www.advantagegreensboro.com.
- Celebration of Life Saturday, November 30, 2019
Dana Lee Gibson
Michael (Mike) Segle
December 2, 2019
The passing of Dana has brought back many fond memories of the Gibson family and their enduring legacy of goodness in our small community of Burnwell.
As I remember those long ago days in Burnwell, I remember how fortunate I was to have been part of the community with each community member contributing to the generosity of caring for each other.
If we were permitted to see beyond the veil, I know there has been a glorious family reunion of those who have passed before and who welcomed Dana with open arms.
We all have been enriched by the Gibson's and Lucas family.
May our Heavenly Fathers love reassure you at this time of the great plan of salvation and the eternal nature of families.
Mike and Peggy Segle
November 22, 2019
We were fortunate to have Dana & Jean as our neighbors for several years. We always enjoyed talking with them when they would take their walks past our house or when we would stop to chat as they were sitting at the beginning of their driveway on a warm day or evening. I recall Dana enjoyed woodworking. We would always comment on the "passion" for his hobby was keenly evident in the finished product. He took immense pride in keeping their yard and house in immaculate condition. It was apparent that he reveled in being outside and he would speak about the various birds that were attracted to their birdhouses and feeders.
One particular message that both of us recall vividly from both Dana & Jean was the importance (almost necessity) of maintaining friendships and acquaintances with "younger folks" as we age. They both lived by that advice and it not only benefited them but all who were blessed to know Dana & Jean.
Our sincere condolences & prayers go out to Jean and their extended family in this most difficult time. May the grace of God, the love of family and friends along with the precious memories of Dana support you in the days ahead.
Neil & Susan Dorr