Albert Cowger (Hoot) Gibson
Albert Cowger (Hoot) Gibson, 66, of Rt. 5, Mt. Vernon, died at 1:00 am today
at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Saturday at Myers Chapel. The Rev. Glen Boice
will officiate and burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery. The body will lie in state at
Myers Chapel where friends may call after 4:00 pm Friday.
Mr. Gibson was born April 18, 1902, in Mt. Vernon, the son of Samuel and Rado (Cowger) Gibson.
He was married to Laura Soper Aug. 30, 1927, in Centralia. She survives.
Mr. Gibson was manager of the men's department of the Mammoth Department Store for 37 years
prior to his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the Rotary and
played Varsity Basketball for Mt. Vernon high school.
Survivors, besides his wife, include one daughter, Mrs. Sue McPherson, of Mt. Vernon; two brothers,
W. Guy Gibson and Everett (Mike) Gibson, both of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Whitson, of
Texico; and three grandchildren.
Mr. Gibson was preceded in death by one son, one brother, and one sister.
Submitted by; Ken Richardson