William Tolerton Gibson
NEW BERN - William Tolerton Gibson passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer on Friday, October 25, 2013.
He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Gretchen Manternach Gibson; sons John Gibson and wife, Cathy, and Bill Gibson and wife, Marti; daughter Liz Richey and husband, Charles, Jr.; and grandchildren, Patrick, Bryan, David, Hannah, Alex, Courtney, and Mandy.
He was a graduate of Ohio-Wesleyan University where he was a member and past president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He retired in 1999 as a sales manager for Dundee Cement Company.
He was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in New Bern, North Carolina where he enjoyed singing in the church choir. He enjoyed singing in Craven Community Chorus, volunteering his time at the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, North Carolina and was an avid sailor.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Christ Episcopal Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the SECU Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, NC (crystalcoasthospicehouse.org) or the Maritime Museum in Beaufort, North Carolina (maritimefriends.org).
Online condolences may be directed to www.pollockbest.com
Arrangements by Pollock-Best Funerals & Cremations.
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