Max Erwin Gibson, Sr., 75, of Gardner, KS passed away April 6, 2017 at the Olathe Hospice House. Funeral will be 2:00 pm Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, KS 66030, 913-856-7111. Visitation will be from 1 – 2:00 pm Saturday, also at the Funeral Home. Private family burial will be at Springfield National Cemetery, Springfield, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to Olathe Medical Center Charitable Foundation for Olathe Hospice House. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Max was born October 9, 1941 in Humboldt, KS to Charles and Mary (Marler) Gibson. He grew up in Humboldt, where he later graduated high school. Max then joined the United States Marine Corps. He worked for Local #63 Insulators Union and later worked as a shipping and receiving clerk for multiple companies in the Kansas area. He will be missed by family and friends.
Max was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Elizabeth Jayne Gibson and sister, Judy Shouse. He is survived by his son, Max Erwin Gibson, Jr. of Kansas City; daughters, Deborah Suzanne Gibson of Kansas City, KS and Rebecca J. Holmes and husband Dennis of Bloomington, IL; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild and one on the way; siblings: Kenny Gibson of Cherryvale, KS, Pat Bruenger of Olathe, KS and Kathy Garver of Homer, AK.