Dr. Thomas Ewin Gibson , A loving father and friend, passed away peacefully while surrounded by family on February 15th, 2013.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Ewin Gibson Sr. and Carolyn Duvose Gibson.
He is survived by his spouse of 61 years, Abbie L. Gibson, daughter Carolyn Sanchez and husband Andrew Sanchez of Cypress Texas, sons Gregory Gibson, and wife Donna Gibson of Deanville Texas, and Dr. T. Michael Gibson and wife Melody Gibson of Houston Texas. He is also survived by his grandsons Lee Gibson, and his wife Leianne Gibson, Thomas Gibson, Mitchell Sanchez, and granddaughter Janel Gibson. Also included are his great grandchildren Lillie Gibson, and McKenna Gibson.
He was born in Dallas Texas on January 6th, 1923. He later moved to Houston in 1924. He attended Texas A&M University but later joined the Navy during World War II. Afterwards he received his B.S. degree from the University of Houston, and graduated from The University of Texas Dental College in 1953. He practiced in Houston for 37 years and retired in Conroe Texas in 1987.
Tom "Doc" Gibson was a man who wore many hats. He obtained a pilot's license, rode and restored model A classic cars, and was a member of the Piney Wood Model A Club for many years. He enjoyed boating and fishing, and was able to operate and repair all forms of agricultural equipment. He enjoyed spending time on his ranch doing many of the chores himself even well into his eighties.
"Doc" had a love of life, and an unwavering love for the family. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The family would like to thank M.D. Anderson, Dr. Romaguera, and Odyssey House of Conroe, and special thanks to Damaso R. Canapi, care giver.
The visitation will be held at Forest Park The Woodlands, 18000 I-45 South, The Woodlands Texas 77384 on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 11:00am followed by the funeral service at 12:00 noon.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Feb. 18, 2013