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Jeffrey James Gibson

October 12, 1955May 9, 2022
Obituary of Jeffrey James Gibson
COLUMBIA Jeffrey James Gibson, 66, passed away in his home surrounded by family on May 9, 2022. Jeff was born on October 12, 1955 in Riverside, California to Laura Anson and the late Charles Gibson. Jeff enjoyed the fun things in life. One of his favorite pastimes was going to Friday night happy hour, enjoying margaritas with his loving wife of 32 years, Sharon, who survives him. Jeff never missed an opportunity to spend time with his four children, Justin Stone (Jill), Brandon Stone (Ainsley), Lindsey Chek (Tom), and Josh, as well as his five grandchildren, Holly, Tatum, Maddie, Logan and Alexander. He is also survived by his sister, Andi Emde (Rick), along with his beloved nieces and nephews. Jeff enjoyed retirement with his wife in Columbia, South Carolina. Before retirement, he had worked for over 30 years in the Newspaper industry including 16 years with The Detroit News and Free Press. Baseball was Jeff’s passion. As a walk-on to Cal State Fullerton’s college baseball team, Jeff was a switch-hit leadoff hitter and played centerfield. After his college career, he coached winning baseball teams for nearly 20 years, including 5 years for West Bloomfield High School’s varsity team. During his retirement, if you didn’t find Jeff on the golf course, where he was an 8 handicap golfer, your best bet was spotting him paddle-boarding or exploring Lake Murray on his ski boat, with Billy Joel booming on the speakers. Jeff will truly be missed. His memory will serve an important reminder to enjoy life just a little bit more each day. A Celebration of Life for Jeff will take place on Saturday, June 18th, in Columbia, South Carolina. Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, is assisting the family. Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.

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