Kenneth  Gibson

Obituary of Kenneth Gibson

Kenneth (Ken) Lee Gibson, age 87 of Grant, Florida passed away on November 12, 2021, at Health First Foundation/The William Childs Hospice House in Palm Bay/Melbourne Florida.

Ken was born in Rochester, New York, and lived in Greece, New York, where he attended elementary and high school.  After graduation in 1953, he worked as a carpenter for many years. Every year he would travel to his Aunt Ella Kennison's house in Fellsmere, Florida, to stay with her during the winter months. While there, he worked at the FELLSMERE SUGAR MILL. He would return to his parent's house in Rochester, New York in the Spring.

In 1954, he met Peggy, his wife of 57 years. They married on August 28, 1954, in Rochester, New York in the Spring.

Ken was inducted into the army in 1957 and served in Korea for 2 years. He was a surveyor and was also awarded a medal as sharpshooter (riffle, M-1, cal.30).

Ken was released to Ft. Polk, Louisiana in 1959, then transferred to Ft. Benning and awarded HONORABLE discharge. After discharge, he spent years as a Command Sergeant Major in the Army Reserve for a total time spent over 20 years.

Ken's places of employment were Vero Beach Hospital, Vero Beach, Florida as a computer programmer and Burrough's Corporation/UNISYS Corporation in Palm Beach, Florida as a computer programmer. 

Ken was a loving parent. He provided thoughtful wisdom from his life experiences to his children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and anyone else who wanted to listen. He enjoyed helping others get a leg up in life and many people attest to the significance of the assistance he provided.

Ken was predeceased by his daughter Susan Gibson, parents Donald & Frances (Herle) Gibson, and sister Jane (Gibson) Litolff.

Survivors include his wife Margarite (Peggy) (Mueller) Gibson; sons Scott (Christine) Gibson and Paul (Denease) Gibson and grandchildren, Trevor Gibson and Kelsey Gibson.

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