Leanord Faris Gibson was born January 8, 1955 to Carol Armstrong and Leanord Gibson in Arvin, CA. He passed from this life to one of Glory on February 8, 2021 at his home in East Mountain. Mr. Gibson attended Arvin High School, and moved to Texas in the mid 70s to study at Texas A&M University Fire Academy. He served for 12 years on the Longview Fire Department and worked as a paramedic and EMT. During that time, he also started his sheet rocking business; Rockin G Drywall, where he was known as The Sheet Rock Master of the Universe. His greatest joys in life were his family, his pet pig Daisy and cheering on his team, the San Francisco 49ers.
He was preceded in death by his mother Carol Graham and husband James Graham; his father; Leanord Gibson, sisters Jeannie Wilkerson, and Kimberly Gibson; and grandson Elijah.
Left to cherish his memory are children; Nicole Gibson and Curtis Ford, Amber Gibson and Mike Thompson, and Joshua Gibson. Grandchildren; Nichlous Williams, Nikema Williams, Reighly Thompson, Keegan Thompson and Grady Thompson also Great-granddaughter; Aliyana Alvarado. His best friend of 40 years and mother to his children Sheila Gibson. Business partner and friend Nick Williams. His brothers; Louie & Sarah Gibson, Lyle Gibson, Wayne Gibson, Dayle & Connie Gibson, Leanord & Jody Gibson, Ronnie & Cheryl Graham, Robbie & Amy Graham, Mike & Robin Graham and Paul & Cory Graham. Also, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends, or simply all of his ‘brats’ as he would say.
There will be a celebration of Len’s life on Saturday, February 27,2021 at 1:00 p.m. at The Reserve in Longview. Located at 7725 US 259 Longview TX 75605. All those who wish to honor his memory are invited to come pay their respects with the family. Lunch will be provided. Flowers may be delivered to 3106 Dundee Rd Longview TX 75604 and will be transported to the Services.
As Len would always say, it’s not Goodbye, just “C-YA!”
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