Gordon Leldon Gibsonof Little Rock, AR, 1946 - 2019
January 17, 1946-October 25, 2019. Gordon Leldon Gibson, M.D., of Little Rock and Pangburn, Ark., was called home to heaven following a heroic seven-year battle with cancer. He fought with courage and humility, while strengthening his faith in God's grace and goodness and entertaining everyone in his path with his quick wit and dry humor. Dr. Gibson's family would like to thank the incredible teams at Little Rock's Baptist Health Medical Center, CARTI and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston for their expertise and compassion, which allowed him to to truly savor the final years of his life. A Hall High School alumnus, Dr. Gibson graduated from Southern Nazarene University in Oklahoma City, Okla., and University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock before practicing Neurology for 39 years. He later served as medical director for SomnoDiagnostics and most recently in Baptist Health's Neurodiagnostics Lab, assisting fellow physicians and mentoring technicians. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Gibson could be found enjoying his passions, from collecting classic cars and motorcross racing to fly fishing and going on impromptu drives throughout the "natural" state. A classically-trained pianist and grilling consummate, Dr. Gibson delighted in all genres of music, a great steak and anything chocolate, especially his mother's famous cream pie.
Preceded in death by his father James Leldon "Gibby" Gibson and brother James "Bradley" Gibson. He is survived by his wife Mary Brooks Gibson, stepson, Louis "Bo" (Jennifer) Brooks and granddaughter, Lydia Brooks of North Little Rock, Ark., stepson Tony Martinez and Carrie Lea of North Little Rock, Ark., mother of his children, Coni Gibson of Charleston, S.C., daughters, Gina Gibson (Blake) Stouffer of Charleston, S.C., and Greta Gibson (Clark) Walker of Denver, Colo., grandsons Connor Ritchey of Orlando, Fla., and Sebastian "Baz" Stouffer of Charleston, S.C., mother, Norma Gibson and sister, Jane (Charlie) George of Roland, Ark., numerous nieces and nephews, and countless friends from all walks of life.
A celebration of Dr. Gibson's life will be held at First Church of the Nazarene, 1200 N Mississippi St., Little Rock, Ark. 72207. Family Visitation 2:00 p.m. followed by Memorial Service 3 p.m. on November 2, 2019. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor his life through a donation can consider Gordon L Gibson Neurodiagnostics Educational Fund, 9601 Baptist Health Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205 or MD Anderson. To sign the online guestbook, click "Add A Memory" at: www.griffinleggetthealeyroth.com.
Published October 29, 2019
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