Michael Aaron Gibson, aka ìTurtle,î was born September 12, 1963 in Geneva, Illinois. He leaves his mother, Susan Kay Gibson of Etowah, and his stepmother, Mary Lawrence of Crossville, Tennessee. His father, Charles Gibson, died April 11, 2004.
He loved his two sons, Shawn Gibson and Charles Gibson and granddaughter, Cadence Gibson of Hendersonville beyond all measure. He leaves his two brothers, Jeffrey Gibson of Nashville, TN and Toby Gibson of Etowah, and his sister, Jennifer Gibson-Millis of Salem, OR.
Mike moved to Henderson County in 1974 and spent his youth at Etowah Elementary, Rugby Junior High and West Henderson High School, graduating from West in 1981. He loved sports all his life. He played baseball and softball, making All-Conference and Most Valuable Player several times.
Mike served as manager of Burger King before he completed the HVAC program with Honors at Blue Ridge Community College. He worked at McNutt Service Group for many years. He was the lead residential service technician for many years. Mike took the utmost pride in his profession, doing the best job possible for his customers.
Above all else, he loved his family more than anything. Throughout his life, he made many valued friends and had an open, generous heart filled with love. Mike was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church. He believed our God is a mighty and loving God. Now he is at rest with his Father in Heaven.
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 3 pm at Mud Creek Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.