William "Bill" Gibson
William "Bill" Gibson was born a twin to the union of Felix and Jannie (Pope) Gibson on December 4, 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
He attended Milwaukee Public Schools and graduated from Lincoln High School. Bill enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951. He served as an Aircraft Mechanic and was stationed at Harlingen, Texas for most of his military career. Following Active Duty, he served in the National Guard. After the military, Bill worked at Allis-Chambers as a Machinist.
Bill joined the Milwaukee Police Department in 1963. He completed his formal education from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1977 with an Associate Degree in Police Science. After serving nearly 32 years, Bill retired from the Milwaukee Police Department in 1995 as a Desk Sergeant.
In 1985, Bill joined Albright United Methodist Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After retirement, he moved to Atlanta and joined St. James United Methodist Church. Bill held various church positions including the Usher Board, Men’s Choir, Senior Ministry, Discipleship Classes, and Sunday School.
Bill was happiest at home working on puzzles and quizzing his wife. Bill will be remembered for his uncanny wit, his fish stories, and legends of his childhood.
Bill departed this life on Friday, September 24, 2021 at the age of 88. He was preceded in death by parents Felix Gibson and Jannie (Pope) Foster; siblings Arthur Gibson, Thelma Mays, Cleophus Gibson, Felix Gibson II, and his twin Wilma Graves.
His memory will be kept alive by the love of his life, his loving wife, Jo-Ann (Cobb) Gibson; children Kenneth (Bonnie) Gibson, Dwayne Gibson, Sonsiere Cobb-Souza, Sherie, Shera, and Sheldon (Tabitha) Cobb; grandchildren Nicole, Marcus, Anthony, and Mariah Gibson; Monique Cobb, Erica Souza, and Olivia and Takeo Cobb; his sister Rose Collins; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many more family and friends.
Visitation will be held for Bill on Monday, October 4, 2021, from 10:00am until the time of services at 11:00am all at Wisconsin Memorial Park - Chapel of the Chimes, 13235 West Capitol Drive, Brookfield, Wisconsin 53005. Entombment with military honors will follow.
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