Claude Lee Gibson, 86, affectionately known as “Clyde” peaceably departed this life on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital, Randallstown. He was born on February 10, 1931 to the late Clarence and Edna Elliott Gibson.
Clyde received his early education in the Talbot County Schools. Soon after, he joined the United States Army and served from 1951 – 1953. When he returned to civilian life, he became a truck driver. Some of the companies he worked for were Anderson Lumber Company, Barry Fox Trucking, and Elliott Brothers. While driving for Elliott Brothers, he was offered a Union job with the Freight Drivers Local Union #557. He worked with them for 21 years and was able to take an early retirement because of his disability. Clyde was also a member of Blake Blackston Post 77 American Legion in Easton.
In his spiritual life, Clyde was raised as a Methodist. He loved to watch westerns and baseball games. He also enjoyed traveling and visiting family members and friends near and far. He was known for his warm smile and down-to-earth personality. His favorite saying was “You must know somebody.”
He leaves to cherish fond memories, his beautiful devoted wife of many years, Celestine Hudson Gibson; 3 sons: Claude Gerald Gibson (Petra) of Germany, Vincent Green of Dover, Delaware, and Andre Gibson (Loretta) of Rancho Cucamonga, California; 1 daughter Floleeshur Sawyer (Roger) of New Bern, North Carolina; 15 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren; 4 siblings: Jessie (James) Carter, Laverne Johnson of New Castle, Delaware, June Harrison of Waldorf, and Holton (Ann) Gibson of Trenton, New Jersey; a mother-in-law Evangeline Jones of Brooklyn, New York; 5 sisters-in-law: Paulette Williamson (Paul Simmons) of Queens, New York, Pam Jones of Brooklyn, New York, Patricia Santana (Tony) of Hillside, New Jersey, Wanda Brown of Brooklyn, New York, Joyce Jones (Randolph) of Bridgeville, Delaware; 3 brothers-in-law: Granville Young (Sharon) of Cambridge, Willis and Elmer Young of Hurlock; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Clyde was preceded in death by his siblings: Henry, Glenwood Gibson, and Virginia Layton.