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Marvin L. "Hoot" "Putt" Gibson

May 8, 1934 ~ January 5, 2021 (age 86)


    Marvin L. “Hoot” "Putt" Gibson, age 86 of Knox, passed away Tuesday morning, January 5, 2021 at the Clarion Hospital.

     Born May 8, 1934 in Pine City, Clarion County, he was the son of the late James C. and Hazel Piper Gibson.

     He married the former Joan Rex and she survives.

     Hoot was a heavy equipment operator for various coal companies, G.H. Stile, Equitable Coal and Ancient Sun.

     He was a member of the Turkey City Church of God and a board member of the Burnside Church Camp, where he did the maintenance.

    Hoot was an avid hunter and enjoyed racing at Sportsman’s Speedway.

     Survivors include his wife, Joan; two sons:  James R. Gibson and his wife, Sharon, of Turkey City and Marvin L. “Skip” Gibson, Jr. and his wife, April, of Knox; one daughter, Beth A. Sherry and her husband, Lee, of Knox; five grandchildren:  James J. Gibson (Stacey) of Turkey City; Jennifer A. Elslager (Nick) of Knox; Dana L. Sherry (Amanda) of Nickleville; Allicia J. Shaw (Josh) of Crown and Daniel M. Sherry (Audrey) of Kansas City, Missouri.

   Hoot is also survived by a sister, Helen Amsler (Dick) of Texas and 13 great grandchildren:  Brenton and Cadien Gibson, Nate Elslager; Nichole, Mackenna and Rayanne Sherry; Autumn, Hannah and Shawn Shaw and Gavin, Iris, Collin and Riley Sherry.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Karen Sue Gibson; an infant sister, Joanne, and sister Delores Chadman and her husband Woody.

     Family and friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Turkey City Church of God, 479 Turkey Hill Road, Turkey City, PA 16058.

    Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. in the church with Pastor Tom Hannold and Pastor Korona Say officiating.

     Due to the recent rise in Covid-19 cases, please observe the current Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines set by the CDC, DOH and Pennsylvania governor for wearing a face mask and social distancing. 

     Online condolences may be sent to Hoot’s family at

     Arrangements are under the direction of the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Inc. of Knox.

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January 9, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Turkey City Church of God
1078 Route 338/479 Turkey Hill Road
Turkey City, PA 16058

Funeral Service
January 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Turkey City Church of God
1078 Route 338/479 Turkey Hill Road
Turkey City, PA 16058

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