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Updated: 03/23/2014 08:00:01AM

Charles I. Gibson

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Charles I. Gibson, 87, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his home in South Port Square.

He was born May 15, 1926, in Cambridge, Ohio, to Helen M. and Arthur I. Gibson.

Mr. Gibson served in the U.S. Navy, and was a graduate of Duke University. He went on to work for US Steel for 38 years, where his work took him to many countries, including Saudi Arabia, Colombia and France. Mr. Gibson and his wife of 43 years, Evelyn Gibson, traveled to all 50 states. They moved to Florida in 1985, where they were members of Burnt Store Presbyterian Church, and he enjoyed singing with the South Port Square singers.

He was happiest while on his boat, Charlyn, with his family. He enjoyed spending time with his daughters, Marti Gibson (Bob) Etter and Roberta Lynn (Bob) Fidler; his grandchildren, Lauren Gibson Etter, Dale Chadwick Wilson and Robert Hunter Wilson; and his great-grandchildren, Theodore and Aubrey Wilson. Mr. Gibson will be remembered as a kindhearted man who was always ready to lend a helping hand to family and friends.

Services will be private for the family only.

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