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William Arthur Gibson

07/05/1934

11/04/2014

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Born: July 5, 1934
Death: November 4, 2014

 

GIBSON, WILLIAM ARTHUR, age 80 of Grand Rapids, passed away November 4, 2014. He is survived by his best friend and wife of 38 years, Bette; children Scott (Jackie) Gibson, Rob (Karen) Gibson, Susan Renee Gibson, Sabrina (Hans Manske) Gibson; 14 grandchildren; and sisters, Pat Krause, Barb McAllister. Bill was a graduate of Ottawa Hills High School in 1948, attended Culver military school, and served as a medic in the US Navy. An entrepreneur, he was the founder of Nordic Hot Tubs. Following his passion for inspiring team effort and coaching, he started the Metro Football league and coached the Metro Cardinals for 18 years and the Southern Little League for 6. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, November 14, 11:00 a.m. at Mayflower Congregational Church, 2345 Robinson Road S.E., Grand Rapids. Rev. Mark Barger Elliott and Rev Lynn Barger Elliott officiating. Visitation Thursday, November 13, 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids. Memorial contributions may be made to Lacks Cancer Center, Saint Mary’s Foundation, 200 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 or Reformed Bible College Ministries, PO Box 266, Grand Rapids, 49501.

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