Tom Gibson was born February 19, 1942, in Chatom, Alabama, to Henry Allen and Hattie Lou (Carpenter) Gibson. He attended school in Chatom and finished schooling in the U.S. Army, in which he served for five years (1960-1965).
Tom married Kay Holmes on September 12, 1962. He worked at Missouri Beef Packers and as a carpenter foreman for 25 years.
Tom was actively involved in the community through donations of fish for local benefits for those in need. Tom was an avid fisherman and hunter, and enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Rufus, Houston, William, John Henry, Abe, Martin, Donald, and Fred; and sisters, Mamie, Lucille, Winnie Mae, Minnie, and Barbara.
Survivors include his sister, Alice (Jim) Singleton; his wife, Kay, and their three children, Tammy Oakes (Steve Jones), Thomas Jr. (Tammy) Gibson, and Anna Beth (John) Wennihan; sister-in-law, Malinda Gibson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Chris and Holly Holmes; 14 grandchildren, Mandy (Kevin) Pitzen, Kayti (Josh) Hayes, Chris (Candace) Oakes, Jacob (Julie) Gibson, Sam (Drew) Tanner, Seth Sheldon (Jennifer Alvarez), Cody (Shelbie) Gibson, Matt (Angel) Gibson, Kori (Chase) Chamberlain, Tasha Gibson, Makayla Oakes (Bob Reafling), Tabitha Gibson, Mason McMahon, and Carter Wennihan; 22 great-grandchildren with one on the way, Dylan and Chloe Pitzen, Payten, Brylea and Ryne Shrader, Everly and Chance Hayes, Tayton Oakes, Caydence, Damien and Keith Oakes, Malayna, Alex and Hunter Gibson, Raiden and Myka Tanner, Ryker and Leland Gibson, Cooper and Lucas Gibson, Dash Chamberlain, and Gabe Gronniger; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Services were held Monday, September 2, 2019, at the Atchison County Memorial Building. Interment with military rites was provided by the Ralph Greer American Legion Post 49 at High Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Watson Fire Department.
Care was entrusted to Chamberlain Funeral Home, Rock Port. Online condolences may be left at www.chamberlainfuneral.com.