Robert M. Gibson

 Funeral services for Robert M. Gibson, 90, of Lucedale were held June 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church. He was born May 18, 1932, in Lucedale and married Louise Clark on November 13, 1969. He was a loving and devoted husband for 52 years. He served in the U.S. Armed Forces from Sept. 9, 1950 to Aug. 1, 1952. He worked at Ingalls Shipbuilding for 42 years and retired as an electrical foreman. He was known by many as the “Christmas Tree Man.” He spent many hours working on his beloved Christmas Tree Farm and enjoyed all the families that he was able to visit with during the Christmas season. He was a lifelong member of Shady Grove Baptist church and loved his church family. He died June 18, 2022 at home. He is survived by his loving wife Louise (Clark) Gibson; two daughters Belinda Gibson Johnson and Tabatha Gibson (Clay) Pinter; three sons Roger (Rebecca) Gibson, Marty (Carla) Gibson and Tim (Michelle) Waller; sister Myrtis Gibson Mizell; 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons Robert Keith “Rocky” Gibson and Baby Gibson; three brothers Burnis Howell, J.C. Howell and Carlton Howell; and his parents Jess and Velma (Adams) Gibson. Officiating the services was Rev. Bruce McKenzie. Interment was held in Shady Grove Cemetery in Lucedale. Sigler Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.