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Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Funeral Home

5800 W 12Th St, Little Rock, AR

OBITUARY

Gordon Leldon Gibson M.D.

January 17, 1946October 25, 2019

January 17, 1946-October 25, 2019 Gordon Leldon Gibson, M.D., of Little Rock and Pangburn, AR, was called home to heaven following a heroic seven-year battle with cancer. He fought with courage and humility, while strengthening his faith in God’s grace and goodness and entertaining everyone in his path with his quick wit and dry humor. Dr. Gibson’s family would like to thank the incredible teams at Little Rock’s Baptist Health Medical Center, CARTI and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for their expertise and compassion, which allowed him to to truly savor the final years of his life. A Hall High School alumnus, Dr. Gibson graduated from Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City, OK, and University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock before practicing Neurology for 39 years. He later served as medical director for SomnoDiagnostics and most recently in Baptist Health’s Neurodiagnostics Lab, assisting fellow physicians and mentoring technicians. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Gibson could be found enjoying his passions, from collecting classic cars and motorcross racing to fly fishing and going on impromptu drives throughout the “natural” state. A classically-trained pianist and grilling consummate, Dr. Gibson delighted in all genres of music, a great steak and anything chocolate, especially his mother’s famous cream pie. Preceded in death by his father James Leldon “Gibby” Gibson and brother James “Bradley” Gibson, he is survived by his wife Mary Brooks Gibson, stepson Louis “Bo” (Jennifer) Brooks and granddaughter Lydia Brooks of North Little Rock, AR, stepson Tony Martinez and Carrie Lea of North Little Rock, AR, mother of his children Coni Gibson of Charleston, SC, daughters Gina Gibson (Blake) Stouffer of Charleston, SC, and Greta Gibson (Clark) Walker of Denver, CO, grandsons Connor Ritchey of Orlando, FL, and Sebastian “Baz” Stouffer of Charleston, SC, mother Norma Gibson and sister Jane (Charlie) George of Roland, AR, numerous nieces and nephews, and countless friends from all walks of life. A celebration of Dr. Gibson’s life will be held at First Church of the Nazarene,1200 N Mississippi St Little Rock, AR 72207. Family Visitation 2:00 p.m. followed by Memorial Service 3:00 on November 2, 2019. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor his life through a donation can consider Gordon L Gibson Neurodiagnostics Educational Fund, 9601 Baptist Health Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205 or MD Anderson. To sign the online guestbook, click “Add A Memory” at: www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, November 2, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 2, 2019

Memories

Gordon Leldon Gibson M.D.

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Dennis Lucy

November 6, 2019

I appreciate the association I had with Dr. Gibson, and visiting with fellow admirers of him who came to his Memorial Service.

Jamie LaPaglia

November 2, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Gibson. He was so much fun! We would listen to great music and see patients. His interests captured the whole office’s attention. Also, he was so loving and compassionate. He will be sorely missed.
Jamie LaPagia

Jeremy Wright

November 2, 2019

What I will certainly remember is the smile, the laugh, and the eagerness to have good fun with friends, and how that fun spills over to others, around. He spent his time making others lives more enjoyable, including mine.

Frank Lynn

October 31, 2019

Uncle Gordon was one my favorite people. What a great man.

Jennifer Peacock

October 30, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Gibson at Baptist. He was always so upbeat and full of jokes and it was rare to see him in anything but his cowboy boots. We may have lost a good man today but we gained an angel. You will always be missed and loved. My sympathy goes out to the Gibson family and all that knew him.

Rebecca (Becky) Ray

October 30, 2019

I won't be able to make it to the service but I want to extend my deepest sympathies to Mary and the rest of the Gibson family. I knew Dr. Gibson as both a patient and I worked for physicians that referred patients to him. Over the 30 years I knew him he was respected by his peers and highly regarded by the patients we sent to him. He was one of the finest physicians and gentleman I have had the honor of knowing. The practice of medicine as well as all the rest of us have lost a true treasure. You are all in my prayers as I ask for God's blessings and peace to comfort you.

Rebecca Ray

Scott Gann

October 29, 2019

I never met Gordon, but I know he was a wonderful husband, great step dad, and excellent grandpa. My prayers go to Mary and her boys in the next few days as they work through their loss of Gordon.

May God grant you peace in the coming days as you remember all the wonderful years spent with Mr Gibson.

Steven Arnold

October 29, 2019

I wasn’t close to Gordon, but was fortunate to have a number of visits with him at Mike Berry’s business and a couple of the War Memorial SCCA rallies. Gordon allowed me to take one of his passenger turns when Mike drive and I know he loved that spot. Not long after Gordon drive and had excellent time. I’ve known of his passion for cars for a long time, but had no idea he was such an accomplished driver.

Laura and I are going to be out of town during the memorial but I want to give my condolences to Mary and all of Gordon’s family. Our prayers will be with you.
Steve

Dana Reed Villines

October 29, 2019

Dr. Gibson helped my sister Julie for seven years while she struggled with brain cancer. Our whole family adored him. Please accept our deepest sympathy & May God Bless You

vickie bucklew

October 29, 2019

Dear Mary & Family,
I knew Dr. Gibson 25 years ago when I worked at BMC as the Physician clerk. He was always polite , kind, thoughtful & I could discern he was a man of God! Always had a smile in his heart that showed on his face.
Later, working at CARTI Cancer Center, I can testify Dr. Gibson had never changed! Still caring, polite, always encouraging! He and I talked about the next life and he was not afraid of leaving this earth. He was ready to meet his heavenly Father. I could tell he was finishing his spiritual walk strong.
He loved his wife so much, she had great courage as she would bring him in for treatments. He made a comment one morning, "I could not do this without my precious wife".
Dr. Gibson, we will see you again!
Mary, I am praying for you and your family for Gods great comfort and peace that only He can bring to hurting hearts.

Vickie Bucklew
CARTI Cancer center

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY