William Jackson Gibson

December 2, 1956August 27, 2016

William Jackson “Jack” Gibson, 59, went to heaven on August 27, 2016.

Jack was born in Gainesville and moved to Merritt Island from Orlando in 1964. He graduated from Merritt Island High School in 1974 and earned his degree in building construction from the University of Florida. Jack worked for SES Group as a Senior Program Manager in Cocoa after retiring from Patrick Air Force Base as a Deputy Base Civil Engineer. Jack was an avid hunter and voracious reader.

Jack is survived by his wife, Cathy; children, Clair and Bill Gibson; step-children, Beau Taylor and Calynn (Mitch) Gaither; brother, Jeff Gibson,; sister, Suzanna (Dale) Young; nieces, Ashley (Barry) Briggs, Amanda (Graham) Smith, and Jenna Young; nephews, James (Taylor) Young and Jackson Young; and grandchildren, Alayna and Connor Gaither.

A celebration of Jack’s life will be held on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at Coastline Community Church, 399 East Eau Gallie Boulevard, Indian Harbour Beach.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Civilian Military Community Foundation at 1643 N. Cocoa Boulevard, Cocoa, Florida 32922, 321-631-5051.

Arrangements are being handled by the Life Event Center at Florida Memorial, Rockledge, FL 321-636-8943.



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Essential Medical

September 15, 2016

To the Gibson family, we are so shocked and upset to hear of Jacks passing. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Dr. Carlson, Carly, & Hannah from Essential Medical

Charles Beck

September 13, 2016

My condolences to Cathy, Jack's children and entire Family. It was my honor and pleasure to serve with Jack while in command from 2008-10. Jack is remembered as a leader who really cared, always did the right thing, plus looked for solutions to ensure our team would be successful; no matter what the challenge. All who knew Jack are fortunate as he added happiness and friendship to one's life. May God's presence comfort and be with you all.

September 6, 2016

I worked with Jack for about 20 years when he was in CE and I was the wing
budget officer and director of plans. Jack was one of those rare people who knew how to really get things done and always work as a team. I enjoyed his wit even when things got stressful. He was the consummate professional, but most of all he was a great friend who really cared about the people. He is a great loss the space community and his friends. May God bless you, Jack. Rick Blucker

Mark Bontrager

September 6, 2016

I had the privilege of working with Jack from 06-08 while in command at Patrick AFB. Jack was one of those rare leaders who brought just the right counsel at just the right time. His friendly demeanor, big smile and warm handshake always brought encouragement and comfort. Jack will be missed greatly not only professionally, but by the many people who called him friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cathy and the rest of the family over these days and months ahead.

Llinda Stiles

September 4, 2016

You are in my thoughts and prayers!!! Sending lots of love!!!

Mark & Renee Sortman

September 3, 2016

Your family is in our prayers! So very sorry for your loss..

Deron (De) Collins

September 3, 2016

What a fine man. Such a loss to us. I was on facebook with Jack on the 19th of August talking about coming to the reunion of our class in mid September and was so excited to know I would see him. Jack's last words to me was see you then. Jack was a man of his word...still looking forward to seeing you there Jack. Love and prayers to all the Gibsons and friends.

Susan Isaman

September 3, 2016

Thinking about you and the family today. Jack was an amazing boss, mentor and friend. May God carry the family through this difficult day and always.

Susan and Steve Owens

September 2, 2016

With deepest sympathy to Cathy and her family. Our prayers are with you.

Cathy Gibson

September 2, 2016

Thank you honey for loving me. You brought so much happiness to my life. You are MY Love and always will be. As you always said, "into the arms of Morpheus!
Love your Caterina...


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