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Homer "Hoot" Gibson
Homer Dean “Hoot” Gibson, 84, of Nixa passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
Hoot was born on December 7, 1937 in Denver, CO; the son of Homer Dain and Helen Marie (Hannah) Gibson. Hoot worked as a truck driver over the decades, first as a milkman and finally retiring from Roadway after 27 years. Hoot was also known around the area for singing, playing, and performing comedy at The Oldfield Opry. He loved his family and helping others, especially his friends in AA. Hoot was a hardworker who enjoyed mowing and landscaping with his dog, Sam, but could also be found enjoying riding his motorcycle with a big grin on his face.
Survivors include: his sister, Janet (Kenny) Jackson of Rogersville; four children, Teresa (Raymond) Keller of Fair Grove, Doug (Kerri) Gibson of Nixa; Amy (Dustin) Chamberlain of Crane, and Emily (Rich) Langston of Nixa; ten grandchildren, Abigail Mirree, Lonna Taber, Holly (Gibson) Skinner, Austin, Hailey, and Mylee Chamberlain, and Asher, Owen, Oliver, and Avery Langston; seven great-grandchildren; and a host of other friends and relatives.
Cremation Rites have been accorded by Adams Crematory. A Memorial Service will be held for Hoot at 4:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Adams Funeral Home in Ozark. Friends and relatives are invited to a Visitation with the family one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home, from 3:00-4:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in honor of Hoot’s life may be made to Selmore Cemetery or the AA Central Office of Springfield.
My prayers and well wishes to all you that have been touched by him. God Bless
Becky Bass and family
Becky Bass Apr 14 2022 1:42 PM
Hoot was my great uncle, his mom a sister to my grandpa. I remember him fondly when I was a child as the pitcher on my dad’s softball team. Decades later we became reacquainted in the fellowship as he shared his life and wisdom with me so warmly and willingly. Just a solid man of love that sowed peace and joy and that I look forward to seeing again when we are both together with the Lord.
Jeff Hannah Apr 14 2022 1:21 PM
It was always a privilege to see Hoot at school volunteering wherever he was needed. He always had a kind word and a smile for students and staff alike at Hurley School.
Libby Langley Apr 13 2022 8:21 PM
He was such a neat fella & we always enjoyed visiting with him !!!
Garry & Betty Keltner Apr 13 2022 4:28 PM
Sending many prayers and our condolences to the family. It was an honor to know Bud. He was a good man.
Sharon Rossner Apr 11 2022 7:08 PM
Hoot gave so much of his self to all in AA and will be sadly missed.
Loved hearing him share how wonderful Doug and His daughters treated him.
RIP brotha u gave it away and its growing because of you
Dan Henry Apr 11 2022 3:19 PM
Hoot was a friend of the Oldfield Opry. We fondly remember his humor and love of singing.
The Oldfield Opry
Eddie Goins Apr 11 2022 12:34 PM
Doug, So sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers
Les & Peggy Wilson Apr 11 2022 11:05 AM
Hoot was a hoot to be around. I worked in the office at Roadway Express for several years and always enjoyed Hoot coming into the office with questions. I'm so sorry I can be at services Thursday. Randy and I have to be in Bolivar Thursday afternoon. Sending our sympathy to the family.
Myra & Randy Massey
Myra Massey Apr 10 2022 8:10 PM
He’s was always such a fun guy! I helped him a little with some paperwork and he sent flowers to the office. I was certainly surprised. Prayers for you all!
Karen Apr 9 2022 11:38 PM