Carl Melvin Gibson, 88, Nevada, MO passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Moore-Few Care Center in Nevada. Carl, the son of the late William Jasper and Ida (Moore) Gibson was born February 27, 1935 in Eve, MO.
Carl grew up in the Sandstone area. He attended Sandstone School and later Walker High School. In 1952 at the age of 17, his family moved to Nevada. In 1958 he married Ruth Driver. Carl worked at various restaurants and cafés throughout his life including White Grill, Firp and Bob’s Drive In, Bikes Burger Bar in Nevada, MO and in Iowa, and the State Fair Restaurant in Sedalia, MO. In 1972 he bought the Mitchel Coffee Shop in Nevada which he operated for a number of years. In 1989 he moved to Joplin and worked at Katies Café in Galena, KS for a time before moving to Fort Scott in 1996 and then back to Nevada in 2002.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, two sisters, Rose McReynolds, and also an infant sister. He is survived by his son, Anthony (Tony) Gibson, a step-son, Terry Gibson, and several nieces and nephews.
Carl will be laid to rest in Milo Cemetery at a graveside service at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2023 with D.J. Ford officiating. Services are under the direction of Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
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