Dennis 'Hoot' Gibson, 73, of Rockwood, passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017, at U. T. Medical Center, Knoxville. Mr. Gibson was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rockwood. 'Hoot' was a 1964 graduate of Rockwood High School. He was retired from AT&T as a cable splicing technician with 30 years of service. He was a member of Rockwood Lodge 403 F&AM, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a Shiner in the Kerbela Temple in Knoxville. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He was preceded in death by parents, Arnold F. and Ella Whittier Gibson; brothers, Jack, Lester, Rolland and Willard; and sisters, Ola and Ruby. He is survived by wife, Patty York Gibson of Rockwood; daughter, Kellie York of Rockwood; son, Mark Gibson (Crystle) of Rockwood; daughter, Tonya Bryant of Andersonville; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brother, Tommy Gibson of Montgomery, Ill.; sisters, Jacqueline Meyers of Missouri, and Etta Mae Proffitt of Rockwood; and many friends in the Rockwood community. Arrangements are as follows Ñ Saturday, April 22, family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. in the chapel of Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. Masonic service will be conducted at 2 p.m. by the Rockwood Lodge 403 F&AM. Funeral will follow with Dr. Clarence Sexton officiating. Interment will follow funeral in Oak Grove Cemetery, Rockwood.
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