Franklin James "Hoot" Gibson, 55, a resident of Cassity, passed from this life Monday, April 22, 2013, at his home.
He was born Saturday, Sept. 7, 1957, in Braxton County, a son of the late Scott Henry Gibson and Elizabeth Florence Belknap Gibson.
Left to cherish Hoot's memory are his two children, Frank Gibson and companion, Megan Fincham, of Mill Creek, and Amanda Salisbury and companion, Mike Wilson, of Beverly; four grandchildren, Breanna Gibson, Trenten Matura, Trenton Marino and Keaton Salisbury, three sisters, Martha McCauley and husband, Kenny, of Ohio, Kathy Swecker and companion, Charles Lambert, of Middle Mountain, and Melinda Phillips and husband, Jr., of Valley Bend; three brothers, Rick Gibson and wife, Kim, of Ohio, Wayne Gibson and wife, Susan, of Cassity, and Vince Gibson and wife, Angie, of Point Mountain; and several nieces and nephews.
Hoot was preceded in death by two brothers, Winford Gibson and Edward Gibson.
Hoot attended the schools of Coalton and had worked as a coal miner for Bedford Coal Co. and Carter-Roag. He loved hunting and fishing, being outdoors and entertaining his many friends.
Visitation will be conducted at the Randolph Funeral Home Thursday, April 25, from 4 until 6 p.m., the funeral hour. Members of Hoot's family will officiate, and his request for cremation will follow.
The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Franklin James "Hoot" Gibson. Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.