Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
George Maier Gibson, 78, of rural St. Marys, OH passed on Tuesday October 29, 2019 at JTDM Hospital in St. Marys.
George was born December 9, 1940 in Celina, OH to the late John and Kathryn (Hirsch) Gibson. On September 3, 1966, George married Janet K. Johns at Walnut Grove Methodist Church, and she survives.
Other survivors include a son, John (Dorian) Gibson; granddaughters Lauren (Max) Hamill and Ashten Gibson; mother-in-law Catherine Johns; sister-in-law Jill (Mike) Walter and brother-in-law David Schmehl.
In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his father-in-law John R. Johns and sister-in-law Jean E. Schmehl.
George was a graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School (Class of 1958) and a 1962 graduate of The Ohio State University, with a B.A. in Economics. He retired from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in 2000. He was a dedicated farmer and was involved in farming until his time of passing.
George served in the U.S. Army Reserves for 6 years. He was an active member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ for over 50 years, American Legion Post #323, American Quarter Horse Association, Eagles Lodge Aerie #767, NRA, The OSU Alumni Association, and served as a board member of the Elm Grove Cemetery Association.
His past member achievements included St. Paul's UCC consistory, Kiwanis, Junior Achievement Advisor, JTDM Hospital board member, Tri-Star board member, and The OSU-Lima advisory board.
In his younger years, George enjoyed playing piano and organ. A true horseman, he spent many years breeding, raising and showing these magnificent animals. For many years, he attended every St. Marys Roughrider and OSU football games.
George will be fondly remembered for his zest for life, love for his family and time spent with his many dear friends.
Rites are scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. Friday November 8, 2019 at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in St. Marys, with the Rev. Rhonda Hainer, officiating.
Visitation one hour prior to services on Friday at the church. Final resting place is the Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
Condolences may be expressed to his family via: www.millerfuneralhomes.net. Arrangements are entrusted to the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.