William Edwin Gibson Jr. (1946 - 2016)

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William Edwin "Bill" "Gibby" Gibson, Jr., 69, of Westminster passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at his home. He was born on April 29, 1946 in Baltimore and was the son of the late William Edwin and Dorothy (Nixon) Gibson, Sr. He was the loving husband of Cornelia Sloan "Nini" Gibson, his wife of 46 years. Bill was a graduate of Woodlawn High School class of 1964 and served as his class president. After high school he went on to graduate from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College); and then furthered his education obtaining his Master Degree in biology from Towson State. He worked as a biology teacher for both Carroll County and Baltimore City for 37 years; retiring in 2005. Bill had a passion for lacrosse and was the head lacrosse coach at Liberty High School, and also served as a lacrosse official. In addition to his love of lacrosse he bred race horses and managed a 42 acre horse farm in Carroll County, and was very active in 4H. He was a former president of the Carrollton Hounds Hunt Club. Bill served in the Maryland National Guard. He was a member of Westminster United Methodist Church. In addition to his wife he is survived by son and daughter-in-law Jonathan and Heather Gibson of Westminster; sister and brother-in-law Pamela Gibson Willison and Gale Willison of OH; brother-in-law David Sloan and his wife Barbara of WA; nieces Shannon Moyers and Suzanne Sloan; and nephew Matthew Sloan. The family will receive friends on Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 6 to 8 pm at Pritts Funeral Home & Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster, and on Friday, February 26 from 10- 11 am at Westminster United Methodist Church, 162 E. Main St., Westminster until the start of services at 11 am with Rev. Richard Gray and Rev. Shari McCourt officiating. Interment will be in Bethel Presbyterian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his name to the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center, 291 Stoner Ave, Westminster, MD 21157. Online condolences can be made at www.PrittsFuneralHome.com



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Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 24, 2016