Adam E. Gibson

March 16, 1924August 21, 2019

Adam E. Gibson, age 95, passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Belvedere Nursing Home in Hot Springs. Adam was born on March 16, 1924 in DeQueen, Arkansas to parents Adam Boyd Gibson and Lela Davis Gibson and grew up in Horatio.

He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II. Adam attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville from 1945 – 1949, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He married Ilyene Fitts and lived in Arkansas, Oklahoma and West Virginia. He was a Real Estate Appraiser with the Corps of Engineers on the McClelland-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Adam was a member of the Church of Christ and served as an Elder in the Church. He loved to hunt, fish, golf and tend to his garden and, most of all, he loved his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Nancy Maude Gibson and Faye Parker as well as his wife of 45 years, Ilyene Gibson. He is survived by sons Gary Gibson (Beverly) of Houston, Texas and Larry Gibson (Katie) of Hot Springs, Arkansas; granddaughters Kathleen (Katie) Gibson and Jennifer Schubert; grandsons Tom Gibson and Jack Gibson; great grandchildren Lucas Leventhal, Ellie Leventhal and Charlotte Gibson.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, August 24, 2019

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