Born Nov. 10, 1936, in Broken Bow, NE, he was the son of the late Eldred Rafael Gibson and Ona Gladys Landreth Gibson.
Max was a Member and Elder of Clifton Presbyterian Church. He was a 42-year veteran of the National Guard, retiring as a CWO4. Max met his wife, Vivian Shue Gibson on Dec. 5, 1985, and he invited her to visit him in Denver, CO, for two weeks. They were married Feb. 28, 1986. Following his retirement in March of 1995, Max and Vivian traveled the US in their motorhome from 1996 until 2000. Max was a member of the Frankford Ruritan Club and as District Governor from 2007-2016.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Gladys; stepdaughter, Cindy Hutto; stepdaughter-in-law, Bonnie Cochran; and an infant granddaughter, Savannah Gibson.
Survivors include son, Eldred M. Gibson, Jr., (Shelly); daughter, Debbie Klinger; stepson, Raymond Cochran, Jr., and stepdaughters, ReDonna Koch and Gracious Payton (Charlie); special step-grandson, Ronnie Smith; six grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Rosewood Cemetery in Lewisburg where Pastor Ron Miller officiated.
Online guestbook may be signed at www.morganfh.net. Arrangements by Morgan Funeral Home, Lewisburg, WV.