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Posted by Irish (Member # 722) on :
 
Harvey Glenn Gibson, forever known as: “Hoot” age 80, of Henderson, NV passed away on January 31, 2015.

He was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 6, 1934 to Harvey Arthur Gibson and Arlene Rose Peterson Gibson.  He honorably served his country in the United States Marines Corps.   He had a strong personality and a kind and generous spirit. Hoot flew as a Captain for TWA.
 
Flying was a passion of his and is where his nickname of "Captain Hoot" came from.  Others would say that Hoot could fly anything, even a box.  He loved being up in the air; he enjoyed sky diving, working as a flight instructor, and taking friends for rides.  He took all the children of the neighborhood and he taught to fly.  He was an amazing story teller and loved to tell stories of his days as working as a crop duster and a undercover narcotics agent.  Along with his story telling he was very quick witted which always keep his friends on their toes and laughing. 

Hoot is survived by his life partner Lois Tribett of Henderson  NV; four children: John Gibson of Florida, Ron Gibson of Illinois, Kevin Gibson of Illinois, Ron George of Illinois; sister Marilyn Belman of Iowa and Brother Ron Gibson of Iowa.

A Celebration of life will be held on Monday, February 23, 2015 at 12:40 pm at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Dr. Boulder City, NV 89005.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made the Nevada State Veterans Home NVAL Account #100 Veterans Memorial Dr. Boulder City, NV 89005.

Rest in Peace, Captain Gibson
 
Posted by extwacaptain (Member # 381) on :
 
This was a man who didn’t have to embellish the story of his life to make it interesting!

Rest in Peace, Captain Gibson

Randy Kramer
 




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