Memorial MassSchertz Funeral Home
Schertz, TX 78154
After battling Parkinson's disease for over 30 years on February 23, 2021. Robert Dale Gibson went to be with his Lord and Savior. He squeezed every drop from life as an Army Veteran who served 2 tours in Vietnam keeping aircraft flying for Army Intelligence from 1969 to 1971 and earned a Bronze Star. After returning from Vietnam, he hit the ground running trying a variety of jobs while continuing his education. He finally settled in as a Mineral Processing Engineer. He enjoyed a variety of activities in his leisure hours. He was a private pilot, a scuba diver, an avid fisherman, a golfer, bowler, woodworker, and gardener. He had a small citrus orchard that gave him hours of enjoyment. There wasn’t an adventure he would let pass him by. He went on a mountain climbing trip to the Columbia Range in Colorado with a church group and was re-baptized in a high mountain lake. His love of the Lord knew no bounds and he shared that love wherever he went. He tutored children at Kidz Club after school program and was a fabulous math tutor. He was a devoted family man who loved his wife, children and grandchildren with his whole heart. Bob left an indelible mark on everyone he met and will be remembered as a man who tasted all life had to give and shared all he had with those who needed it. Robert was preceded in death by his mother Dorothy, father Dale, and sister Phyllis. He is survived by his devoted wife Cheryl Gibson; children Robert Aaron Gibson, Heather Stirnweis, Sarah Gale, and grandchildren: Ayden, Ethan, and Emma Gibson; Haley, Jackson, Maxwell, and Katherine Stirnweis, Tanner and Cooper Gale; brothers David, Richard, and Bill Gibson and his well loved furry family Abbie and Molly and many friends.
Robert’s Family would like to thank the staff at Patriot Heights Health Center for the loving care he received there making his final months of his life as happy and comfortable as possible under trying conditions. They extended themselves more than we could have ever hoped; he felt safe and cared for. We would also like to thank Dr. Liang for the exceptional care she has given him in his battle with Parkinson’s disease.
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Contributions can be made to:
Word of Life Fellowship (LCMS)
215 Coy Lane
Cibolo, TX 78108
Lone Star Parkinson's Society
614 South Business IH 35 PMB51
New Braunfels, TX 78130