Edward Anthony Gibbons, Jr.
April 17, 1919 – September 7, 2019
Mr. Edward Anthony Gibbons, Jr., 100, of Pearland, Texas, passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.
Ed was born April 17, 1919 in Germantown section of Philadelphia, PA to Edward Anthony Gibbons and Margaret Chappell Gibbons. He was a longtime resident of Sugar Land and Missouri City, Texas. He graduated from Roslindale High School in Boston, Massachusetts in 1937. Ed served our country in The United States Army Air Corps during World War 2, from 1943-1945 as crew chief for B-24 bombers and flew on B24, B25, C47 and A30. From 1947-1956, Ed was a Boston Policeman and was awarded the Boston Police Medal of Honor. In 1956, Ed moved to Brenham, Texas to become a factory sales representative for Sealy Mattress Company. He earned many salesmanship awards and prizes and retired in 1989 after 32 years. He co-authored “The Great Brink’s Holdup” and after retirement he authored six crime novels. Ed traveled to over 42 countries and all fifty U.S. States including Puerto Rico.
Ed served as Vice Commander of Missouri City, Texas, American Legion Post 294. He was a past member of Demontrond R.V. club, Sugar Creek and River Bend Country Clubs. Other organizations: National Rifle Association, Air Force Association, Massachusetts Police Association, Boston Branch Police Benevolent Association, Relief Association, Drill Team, and Pistol Team. Texas Elks Club, Senior Director of Southwest Roadrunners, founder of the Weekly Investment Club (WICI), President of Furniture Service Warehouse, owner of Décor of Houston, and Chairman of the Board of Pride City Development.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Frederick, sisters Eileen and Marguerite Gibbons and daughter, Carol Kouscious.
He leaves behind, his loving wife of 23 years, Lillian Adele Gibbons of Pearland, Texas; daughter, Donna Gibbons Mann of Murrieta, of California; step children, Desiree Ann Perry, husband Ron of Pearland, Texas, Connie E. Friday, husband Robert of Plano, Texas and Mark Pinkston, wife Teri of Houston, Texas; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Ed was an honorable soldier, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed.
The Gibbons family would like to give a special thanks to the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Aegis Senior Care Group who took great care of him in his final days of life.
Visitation for Ed will be conducted on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 from 5 to 7 PM in the White Oak room of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home and Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway, Houston, Texas 77079. The funeral service will commence on September 12, 2019 at 2PM, in the chapel of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, with the graveside to follow.
- Visitation Wednesday, September 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, September 12, 2019
- Graveside Service Thursday, September 12, 2019
Edward Anthony Gibbons, Jr.
September 11, 2019
Mr. Gibbons would take bus loads of we furniture salesmen for a tour of the Sealy Mattress Company. We always looked forward to both Ed's entertaining ways and the great spread provided. I've thought of Ed many times over the years and the recollection always earns a smile. Requiescat in pace.