Cotten Funeral Home

2201 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC


William Eugene "Gene" Gibson

January 27, 1952May 17, 2020

William Eugene "Gene" Gibson, 68, of New Bern, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force and worked for PCS Phosphate for 30 years prior to his retirement. He enjoyed collecting model cars and trains. Above all, he loved his family and cherished time spent with them.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Sharron M. Gibson; three sons, Eugene Paul Gibson (Michelle), John Scott Gibson (Laurie), William Jeffery Gibson; one stepson, Monroe Hoyt Johnson, Jr.; one stepdaughter, Teresa Jones (Jeff); three brothers, Ronald Wayne Gibson, Charles Edward Gibson, and Michael Ray Gibson; five grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

Sadly, he was preceded in death by his parents, William Duncan Gibson and Vera Lawhorne Gibson; sister, Shirley Edwards, and stepdaughter, Gail Bivens.

William will be laid to rest at New Bern Memorial Cemetery in a private ceremony for the family. A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date.


  • Private Graveside Service


William Eugene "Gene" Gibson

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Apryl Gibson

May 19, 2020

I remember when my parents bought their first (and only camper) and my Uncle Gene and Aunt Sharron invited us down during the summer to camp out at the campground that they stayed at often. It was a beautiful place and a wonderful time spent with family.

Wanda Nobles-Clover

May 19, 2020

I am the ex wife of Charles Gibson when I first met Gene and his family at the family home in Alexandria, Va. I thought Charlie had a twin freaked me out they looked so much alike. Gene was a good man. Im sure he will be missed by his family and friends. He will be with his Dad, Mom and his sister rejoicing the Lord. Sharon take care keep your head up I still love you guys and still consider you family.

Charles Gibson

May 18, 2020

He was the best older brother you could ask for.
Best memory with him was fishing at the river down from house. Purchased new fishing pole only to break it bring in the largest catfish I ever caught to this day. I will truly miss him. Love you big brother.


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