In memory of
Leonard "Hoot" W. Gibson
In memory of
Leonard "Hoot" W. Gibson
Leonard W. “Hoot” Gibson, 86 of North Platte, NE passed away on May 4, 2021 in Omaha, NE. He was born on August 29, 1934 to Lester and Blanche (Radel) Gibson at Wallace, NE and grew up in Wallace, NE. He entered the United States Army on January 30, 1957 and was Honorably Discharged on January 12, 1960. Leonard was united in marriage to Marlene Schnitzer on April 16, 1957 at Grant, NE. The couple lived in North Platte, NE and to this union 3 children were born. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for over 40 years as a clerk. Leonard was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Eagles Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law, Mark and Ruth Schnitzer; grandmother-in-law, Ona McCray; sister and brother-in-law, Leonabelle and Neal Erickson; and infant brother, Lester Clayton; brother and sister-in-law, Martin and Ina Gibson; infant grandson, Michael; and infant granddaughter, Victoria. Leonard is survived by his wife, Marlene; sons and their wives, Douglas and Diane Gibson, and Brent and Angila Gibson; daughter and her husband, Staci and Ronald Moritz; grandchildren, Emilee Gibson, Marcus Gibson, Elizabeth “Liz” Moritz, Allison (Jeff) White, Erinn (Christian) Moritz, Treu (Cory) Gibson, Brooke (Ryan) McQuillin; step grandchildren, Andrew (Amanda) Nelsen, Chad Nelsen. Joanna (Josh) Schearer; soon to be great grandson, baby White; 10 great step grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marceil (Dave) Hillyer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 11:30am, Monday, May 10, 2021 at The First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Douglas Delp officiating. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery following the service with Full Military Honors provided by the United States Army and the North Platte Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation and booksigning will be from 3:00-7:00pm, Sunday, May 9 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. The family requests to wear casual attire and bright colors. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or to the St. Patrick’s Activities Association.. The service will be livestreamed via the Carpenter Memorial Chapel Facebook page. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be directed to www.carpentermemorial.com.      
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1616 West B Street
North Platte, NE 69101
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In memory of
Leonard "Hoot" W. Gibson
Leonard W. “Hoot” Gibson, 86 of North Platte, NE passed away on May 4, 2021 in Omaha, NE. He was born on August 29, 1934 to Lester and Blanche (Radel) Gibson at Wallace, NE and grew up in Wallace, NE. He entered the United States Army on January 30, 1957 and was Honorably Discharged on January 12, 1960. Leonard was united in marriage to Marlene Schnitzer on April 16, 1957 at Grant, NE. The couple lived in North Platte, NE and to this union 3 children were born. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for over 40 years as a clerk. Leonard was a member of First United Methodist Church and the Eagles Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law, Mark and Ruth Schnitzer; grandmother-in-law, Ona McCray; sister and brother-in-law, Leonabelle and Neal Erickson; and infant brother, Lester Clayton; brother and sister-in-law, Martin and Ina Gibson; infant grandson, Michael; and infant granddaughter, Victoria. Leonard is survived by his wife, Marlene; sons and their wives, Douglas and Diane Gibson, and Brent and Angila Gibson; daughter and her husband, Staci and Ronald Moritz; grandchildren, Emilee Gibson, Marcus Gibson, Elizabeth “Liz” Moritz, Allison (Jeff) White, Erinn (Christian) Moritz, Treu (Cory) Gibson, Brooke (Ryan) McQuillin; step grandchildren, Andrew (Amanda) Nelsen, Chad Nelsen. Joanna (Josh) Schearer; soon to be great grandson, baby White; 10 great step grandchildren; sister-in-law, Marceil (Dave) Hillyer; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 11:30am, Monday, May 10, 2021 at The First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Douglas Delp officiating. Burial will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery following the service with Full Military Honors provided by the United States Army and the North Platte Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation and booksigning will be from 3:00-7:00pm, Sunday, May 9 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. The family requests to wear casual attire and bright colors. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or to the St. Patrick’s Activities Association.. The service will be livestreamed via the Carpenter Memorial Chapel Facebook page. Carpenter Memorial Chapel is entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be directed to www.carpentermemorial.com.      
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Carpenter Memorial Chapel - North Platte
1616 West B Street
North Platte, NE 69101
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