Freddie Lee Gibson Sr.
Oct 3, 2013
Freddie Lee Gibson Sr., 68, of Benton, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, in a local hospital.
He worked 43 years for the State of Tennessee, and had 28 years in the Tennessee Army National
Guard. Freddie was a member and drummer for Mountain View Baptist Church. He loved to fish, hunt
He was preceded in death by his father, Troy Gibson; mother, Marie Lewis; sister, Nona Blair Hall; son,
Tommy Gibson; and two special brothers-in-law, Dennis Blair and Doyle Smith.
Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 50 years, Mary Swafford Gibson; sons, Dennis Gibson;
Lee “Punkin” Gibson and wife, Carrie, and Joe Johnson; grandchildren, Nick Gibson, Heather Jaramillo,
Christopher Gibson and Hayden Gibson; sister, Bernice Smith; brother-in-law, Curtis Hall; and several
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, at Mountain View Baptist Church with the Rev.
Pete Morgan, the Rev. Benny Watson and the Rev. Steven Miller officiating.
Interment will follow in Mountain View Baptist Church Cemetery with Nick Gibson, Chris Gibson, Hector
Jaramillo, Jamie Swanson, David Miller, Doug Jackson, Alvin Rutledge, Daryl Smith, David Smith and
Dale Smith serving as pallbearers. A white dove release ceremony will conclude the service.
His family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday at Higgins Funeral Home.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Gibson family guest book at
Higgins Funeral Home of Benton is in charge of arrangements.