Robert Lee Gibson

January 9, 1938 ~ August 13, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old


A memorial service to honor and remember the life of Robert Lee Gibson is planned for Saturday, August 19, 2023, at Westside Freewill Baptist Church, 1403 S. Cheyenne Rd., Sapulpa, OK. Service begins at 1 PM and everyone is welcome to attend.

On January 9, 1938, Robert Lee Gibson was born to Tommy Wilson Gibson, Sr. and Mamie Bernice (Pruitt) Gibson. He was the eldest of five sons born and raised in the Bixby, Oklahoma area. Stories stir, in this community, of these fine Gibson boys always being on their best behavior; however, contrasting accounts have surfaced too! Cotton attended and received his diploma from Bixby Schools.

Having enough credits his Senior year, Robert enlisted in the United States Air Force where he proudly served a four-year stint. One of his assigned duties involved training dogs, horses, and men to work together to carry out search and rescue/recovery missions. Upon his honorable discharge and return home, Bob began a dog training business. He found much pleasure and enjoyment in this task and often admitted that dogs were much easier to train than the humans that went with them! In addition to training dogs, Bob had a successful homebuilding business for many years.

One of a kind and in charge might best describe Bob Gibson. His outgoing and outspoken character was seldom ignored and is irreplaceable. Robert Lee Gibson passed away on Sunday, August 13, 2023 in Tulsa. He was 85.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; youngest brother, Kenny and by his wife, Vera.

He is survived by: his daughters: Teresa Adams and husband, James and Mary Pittman and husband, Greg; three granddaughters: Jennifer (Adams) Whitworth, Amanda (Adams) Griffin and husband Eric, and Jessica (Jones) Davison and husband Shane; six great-grandsons: Jackson Whitworth, Dylan and Shawn Griffin, Ethan, Will, and Brooks Davison. He is also survived by three brothers: Ronnie, Tommy, Jr., and Wayne "Blackie".


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August 19, 2023

1:00 PM
Westside Freewill Baptist Church
1403 S. Cheyenne Rd.
Sapulpa, OK 74066


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