Don Gibson Death – Famous Radio Broadcaster Don Gibson who was also known as Daddy O Don Gibson has sadly passed away. He died on Thursday 6th April 2023 at his residence surrounded by his beloved family at the age of 86. The circumstances surrounding the exact cause of his death has not been made public at the time this publication was made. Nickelsville, Virginia was the location of his birth. His parents were Walter William Gibson and Margaret (Maggie) Belle Litton Gibson.
Don Gibson Education and Career
Don received his high school diploma from Nickelsville and then went on to study at Steed College in Johnson City. At a young age, he was interested in movies, radio, and entertainment, which inspired him to pursue a career as a radio broadcaster. His career has spanned over five decades and has been extremely successful and popular throughout that time. Quite a few people have mentioned that they remember him from their younger years. His golden voice, quick wit, contagious laugh, and fun-loving demeanor were some of the qualities that made him a fan favorite.
Another one of his nicknames was Daddy-O-Don Gibson. His employment in the Tri-Cities area included stints as the program director and morning personality at WETB-AM, the personality at country music station WJCW-AM, and the creative director and morning personality at oldies station WKOS-FM. These roles were among the career highlights for him.
Don Gibson Obituary
He is survived by his children: Don Gibson Jr of Johnson City (Susan), Scott Gibson of Lenoir City (Sandy), and Julia Gibson Hammer of Knoxville (Wiley); stepson, Kristopher Carlson of Greeneville (Angie); grandchildren: Amber Gibson Hensley of Jonesborough (Trey), Andi Gibson of Knoxville, and Emery and Bryce Hammer of Knoxville; Dessi Gibson Ford of Johnson City; Erin Hammer Styles of Knoxville (Courtland); LiLi Snyder of Johnson City; Tucker Parkerson of Charlotte, NC (Sara); and Hayley Freels of Boston (Chance); great-grandchildren, Emmalyn Hensley of Jonesborough; Sierra Ford Miller of New York City (Rhys); Lilia, Savannah, and Brielle Carlson of Greeneville; Ella and Branson Roberts of Johnson City; Harper and Haden Styles of Knoxville; and Owen Parkerson of Charlotte; nephews: Charles W. (Bill) McConnell of Gate City, VA (Mary) and James E. (Jimmy) McConnell of Nickelsville (Gail); niece, Nancy Miller Caldwell of Mt. Carmel, TN (Jim); and several great nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings: Giles Gibson, Bryce Gibson, Betty Gibson Miller, Clarice Gibson, and Frances Gibson McConnell, and his stepdaughter, Kelly Carlson Roberts. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 14, at Boones Creek Christian Church in Johnson City. A reception will follow at the church.
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