Michael Gregory GIPSON
March 3, 1947 – October 3, 2021
Michael Gregory Gipson was born March 3, 1947 in St. Louis, MO. He enlisted in the Navy in 1964. He loved the Navy and he loved the USA. His patriotism was strong his entire life and he was very vocal about his love for this country. He passed away unexpectedly on October 3, 2021.
Michael worked for National Cash Register (NCR) for over 30 years. He was a Regional Sales Director and loved that his job gave him an opportunity to travel all over the world. After leaving NCR he became a handyman and owned his own business in Hartwell, GA. He loved working with his hands, fixing people’s home issues and even helping remodel homes. He could always find a way to “fix” a problem.
Mike lived in numerous states over the years. He lived in Missouri, Maryland, Ohio, Georgia, Florida and Arizona. Mike was an avid golfer, played tennis, loved Nascar, but his life-long love was the St. Louis Cardinals. The Redbirds were “his” boys!
Mike loved his Budweiser, traveling, his Ford F-150 pick-up, the ocean and having fun.
Michael was father to son Michael Gregory Gipson, Jr. (Amy), Ranson, WV and daughter, Heather Denis (Ian), Westminster, MD. He has two grandsons, Zachary and Cole Denis.
He is survived by his wife Brenda Gipson who was his “Princess”. Mother, Donna Gipson, Sisters, Carol (Ed) Kenney, Patricia (Ken) Aull, Brother, Bob (Chris) Gipson, several nieces and nephews, cousins, and last but not least, all of his numerous friends.
There will be a celebration of his life at his favorite local establishment in Surprise, AZ. There will also be a celebration in Maryland next summer where his ashes will be scattered.
He will truly be missed by his wife, family and friends.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Michael Gregory GIPSON
October 9, 2021
Mike was such a loving person. I have so many fond memories of the time I’ve spent with him.
My favorite memory is when Mike put together a 50th birthday party for Brenda and how excited he was that my sister, Brenda’s daughter, and I were going to show up in Georgia to surprise Brenda (we were all living in Colorado at the time). He was constantly e-mailing and texting us to make sure we would show. He wanted Brenda’s 50th birthday to be very special and he put on once of the best parties ever!
Mike always was excited whenever any of our family came to visit him and Brenda by cooking wonderful food. He could barbecue the best steaks ever!
Mike was so easy to talk to, knew his politics, and I could always enjoy a glass of good red wine with him.
I will truly miss him and am so glad I got to be part of his life.
Rest In Peace, Mike, you will forever be in my heart.
October 8, 2021
We are heartbroken to hear about Mikes passing. We had so many great times sharing and traveling to Cabo with you both, Mike got me to go to a Nascar race, other trips to Vegas, many trips to Florida, great times on the Lake Hartwell and camping, enjoying Thanksgiving with the fokes that had no where to go, and just hanging out in the basement bar. We will miss him so much. ❤️🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻
Bill & Cindy Saunders
October 6, 2021
Cousin Mike was my inspiration for joining the US Navy. Proud Military Family tradition. Rest in Peace Cousin. May your memory be a blessing to all who knew you.