Gerald W. Gibson, 86, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY — Gerald W. Gibson, 86, Watertown passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of Jefferson County.

Born Aug. 26, 1932, in Watertown, the son to William and Mildred Ward Gibson, he was the youngest of six children.

He married Carol Dillabaugh on Aug. 26, 1952, at the First Methodist Church, Watertown.

Gerald was drafted during the Korean Conflict in 1952 and received an honorable discharge in 1953.

He worked for several years as a self-employed auto mechanic and could fix anything.

He enjoyed country music and dancing.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Carol, Watertown; his 4 children, Linda Youngs, Theresa; Terry (Kathy) Gibson, Chaumont; Dawn Manson, Watertown; Sandra (Olin Lynch) Benway, Watertown; nine grandchildren, Amy, Andrew, Matthew, Michelle, Melissa, Robert, Amber, Cassandra and Cody. Also surviving are 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Per Gerald’s wishes there will be no calling hours or funeral service.

Donations may be made in his name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

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