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John Arthur Gibson

August 1, 1945 August 23, 2020
John Arthur Gibson
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Obituary for John Arthur Gibson

John Arthur Gibson, age 75 of Newaygo, passed away after a long battle on Aug 23, 2020. He was born August 1, 1945 to Alexander and Bertha (Kyle) Gibson. His only brother James Gibson preceded him in death.

He graduated from Big Rapids High School and went on to Ferris State University to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. He worked for Consumer's Power Company for 11 years and became VP of Quinco Tool Company for 14 years.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary (O'Neil) Gibson and their two children, Tracy (James) Whitmire and Troy (Theresa) Gibson, grandchildren Nicholas and Trena Whitmire, many sisters-in law, brothers-in law and many nieces and nephews.

He loved fishing, woodworking, reading, playing cards, bowling and game shows. He was a long time member of Alcoholics Anonymous in his later years.

He made the decision to donate his body to science to teach the next generation of medical students and help with further research on how he managed to live as long as he did with all his conditions, which surprised us all.

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bartholomew Church in Newaygo. Due to Covid-19, there will be no luncheon afterward. We will gather outside 15 minutes before to visit beforehand. Masks are optional.

In lieu of flowers, you can plant a tree, donate to the American Cancer Society, or any charity of your choosing. Always pay it forward.

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11:00 AM 9/12/2020 11:00:00 AM
St. Bartholomew Catholic Church

599 W. Brooks Street
Newaygo, MI 49337

St. Bartholomew Catholic Church
599 W. Brooks Street Newaygo 49337 MI
United States

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