Alan Jay Gibbons, 82, of Cedar Lake, Hinton, OK; a former Kearney, NE resident, passed from this life and joined his Lord and Savior on Monday, June 29, 2020.
He was born August 26, 1937 in Kearney, NE to Thomas and Marie Gibbons. He was baptized at the First Christian Church, Kearney on January 26, 1947. After he graduated from Kearney High School in 1955, he joined the U.S. Army. While he was stationed at Ft. Sill, he met Shirley Ann Calvert of Pauls Valley whom he married on May 24, 1958. Alan and Shirley later moved to Sacramento, California where their only child, Karen Ann, was born September 25, 1960.
Alan had many talents like playing every string instrument, the violin was his first. He had a great love for the Lord while being a preacher of God’s word.
As a natural salesman, he could tinker and fix just about anything. He had a love for broadcasting, sales, and investments, which is what he did for many years while living in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
After residing for several years in Edmond, Oklahoma, he and Shirley retired to Cedar Lake in Hinton, Oklahoma, where he continued on the air with one of his favorite hobbies, HAM (amateur) radio channel WB7EIM. He loved talking to people and had many stories to share. He loved to buy, fix up, race and sell hot rods and motorcycles. He would take the kids for rides on his motorcycle and more recently his “putt putt” golf cart around the lake. He always enjoyed showing off his newest “toy” and involving others in the hope they would enjoy them as well.
Alan’s surviving loved ones include his wife, Shirley; his only child, Karen Ann Corey and husband Charles of Edmond, Oklahoma, four grandchildren, Starla Ann Williams and husband Sammy; Lance Morris Stephens and wife Phoenix; Jennie Renee Dugas and husband Jeremy; Brent Michael Corey and wife Jennifer; ten great grandchildren, many cherished cousins and family, as well as friends who became like family.
Alan was proceeded in death by his parents; two brothers, Don Glaze and Keith Glaze; and one sister, Ardeth Gibbons Wait.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held in Edmond, Oklahoma on July 11 at 1:00 at Santa Fe Presbyterian Church.
Internment will take place at the Kearney Cemetery in Kearney, Nebraska on July 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Arrangements are under the direction of OK Cremation & Funeral Home, Oklahoma City.