Harold Glenn Gibson

  • Born: May 8, 1935
  • Died: May 14, 2009
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mr. Gibson died on May 14, 2009 following a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend who passed away too soon for those who greatly loved him.
Mr. Gibson was born May 8, 1935 in Red Springs, NC to Henry Nelson and Maude Jones Gibson. His early years were spent on his family's farm.
Mr. Gibson's career spanned 52 years in the textile industry working with various mills and yarn companies. The last 17 years were spent running his yarn sales company, The Glenn Gibson Company. He retired in 2005. Never one to sit still for long, he began driving a delivery truck for NAPA Auto Parts at age 71. He enjoyed working in both textile sales and auto parts delivery as it gave him the opportunity to meet and talk to many people from all over the world.
His faith and love of people encouraged him to serve in many capacities at St. Stephen United Methodist Church, where he was a charter member. He was on the Board of Trustees as well as other committees. Most recently he was the Co-Sunday School Superintendent. Through the church he participated on mission trips to both Jamaica and Belize. Additionally, he volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and Friendship Trays. For 23 years, Mr. Gibson was a dedicated platelet donor with the American Red Cross.
A devoted family man, Mr. Gibson cherished his wife, children and extended family. He enjoyed traveling, mostly to Scotland where he saw the Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle on several occasions. He was a lifelong sports fan supporting the Brooklyn Dodgers as a youth and the Atlanta Braves and Duke Blue Devils as long as his family can remember.
Mr. Gibson was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sara Louise Gibson, brothers Thomas Allen Gibson, Charles Nelson Gibson and Earl Jones Gibson.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Helen Lacy Gibson of the home; sons, Glenn Gibson II of Charlotte and Stan Gibson and wife, Lori Heffner Gibson, grandchildren Lavin Olivia Heffner Gibson, Zevi Adilade Heffner Gibson and Elias Murray Heffner Gibson of Rock Hill, SC; daughter, Kristen Gibson Powell and husband, Jeremy Powell and granddaughter Addison Grace Powell of Atlanta, GA; sister, Johnita Weeks of Jacksonville, FL; and countless family and friends.
A memorial service celebrating Mr. Gibson's life will be held at St. Stephen UMC on Sunday, May 17th at 2:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte, Matthews Help Center, Friendship Trays or the Pastor Relief Fund at St. Stephen United Methodist Church.
The family would like to thank family and friends who have been so caring and supportive during Mr. Gibson's illness. Special thanks go to Dr. Wendy Brick and her wonderful staff at Mecklenburg Medical Clinic Oncology.


Condolence & Memory Journal


miss you,zevi

Posted by Zevi Gibson - granddaughter   April 22, 2010

Poppy,I miss you very much and I think daddy does to.

Posted by Zevi Gibson - Rock Hill, SC - granddaughter   April 22, 2010

Mr. Glen was one of the nicest people I have ever met. He was someone you felt like you've known forever.

Posted by Misty Poag - mebane, NC   May 19, 2009

My Mother and I share in your loss! I can only hope you will give God the time needed to heal your hearts.

Howie and Mavis Biggers

Posted by howard biggers - charlotte, NC   May 17, 2009

You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Steph and John - Charlotte, NC   May 16, 2009

Our thoughts are with Helen and the rest of the Gibson clan.

Posted by Wylie and Claire - asheville, NC   May 16, 2009

Glenn for years enjoyed CPCC plays. Over the years, I would often see him there and talk with him before the plays, usually about family. I remember one time he told me his daughter was sick and I quickly saw a man who knew what love was. Glenn loved his daughter as well "as his neighbor."

Glenn will be missed.
Edward Clapp

Posted by Edward Clapp - Charlotte, NC   May 16, 2009

I remember the Gibson family farm and working with Harold. I am originally from Red Springs. Harold was a very fine man, for I later new him when I lived in Matthews.

Posted by Johnny Edwards - N. Myrtle Beach, SC   May 16, 2009

We'll always remember how happy Glenn was! Take comfort in knowing that he is no longer in pain.
Our prayers are with you all!

Much love!
Aunt Renee, Uncle Jimbo, Matt, Scott and Cliff

Posted by Renee Nicholson - Efland, NC   May 15, 2009

Frieda and I express our sorrow at the loss of Glenn. It is our prayer that God will provide comfort at the loss of your dearly loved husband, father and grandfather. We love you.

Posted by Bobby & Frieda Heffner - Efland, NC   May 15, 2009

The death of a loved one is a difficult time. I know how difficult this must be for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

May God bless you and your family during this time and always,

Fayyaz Ahmed

Posted by Fayyaz Ahmed - Charlotte, NC   May 15, 2009

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Marianne Geiger - Charlotte, NC   May 15, 2009

I am so glad I was able to know Glenn and spend time with him during the many special occasions at Stan & Lori's house. He is a loving and devoted family man, and I know that he will be missed. Our family will be thinking of you during this time of grief and sadness. Love you!

Posted by Noelle Harrington - Tega Cay, SC   May 15, 2009

Stan, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Candace Nichols - Gastonia, NC   May 15, 2009

You have my sincere condolences on the loss of your father.

May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Posted by Ron Williams - Charlotte, NC   May 15, 2009