On Saturday February 10, 2018 K. Wayne Gibson passed away at the age of 92 surrounded by his loved ones. He lived his final days as he lived the rest of his life, making people smile with his witty sense of humor and his beautiful singing voice. Wayne was born April 8, 1925 in LaSalle, IL. He was the son of Harry Gibson (Stella) and Marie Lewis (Nolan).
Wayne was a Lieutenant JG in the Navy and served in WWII and Korea. He retired from Owens-Illinois in 1984 after 30 years with OI. While working with OI Wayne served as the Mayor of Charlotte, MI in the mid 70’s.
He is preceded in death by siblings Barbara Mitchell and Joyce Stevens and children Mary Brophy and Daniel Gibson. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Jeanette (Schwieckert) Gibson and their children Kerry, Gail Gaurin (Elston), Steven (Cindy), Thomas (Betsy), Lynn Wolfe, Robert (Kristen), William (Sara), 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends for visitation on Thursday Feb. 15 from 4 – 8 pm at Reeb Funeral Home in Sylvania, OH. A funeral mass celebrating Wayne’s life will be held at 10 am on Friday Feb. 16 in St. Josephs Church in Sylvania, OH.