Edward Charles Gibson, Sr.

July 20, 1959 - April 3, 2024
Edward Charles Gibson, Sr.

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On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, Edward Charles “Hoot” Gibson 64, passed away peacefully at home of natural causes. He leaves a great hole in this world, for his family, friends and all that knew him.

Ed was born July 20, 1959 on base at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina to Elwood and Elizabeth (Dieterle) Gibson. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from UNCW and had Certificates of training from NC State. Ed spent his life in service of others through his work with the City of Wilmington Police Department, the City of Burgaw Police Department, and as a Magistrate for North Carolina District 5. He also served as a reservist in the United States Coast Guard.

Ed had a passion for history, which led him to be involved with groups including the Sons of the Union Veterans, the Civil War Roundtable, and many others. He also loved to read, geocache and smoke a fine cigar. Ed traveled to most of the states of the country. He loved looking for hidden caches and made many friends along the way on his adventures.

Ed is preceded in death by his father Elwood, and his mother, Elizabeth. He is survived by his six children: Anne Knight (Joshua), Edward Charles Gibson Jr. (Jennifer), Brenda Gibson-Haertel (Keith), William Gibson, Alexander Gibson, and Carl Gibson, as well as his sister Jeanne Collins (Dwayne), his brother Elwood Gibson (Amy), grandchildren: Trey, June, Grace, as well as a grandbaby on the way; several cousins, nephews, nieces and so many friends around the country in law enforcement, war memorials, geocaching and many others.

A Celebration of Charles’s Life will be held 2:00 PM Saturday May 11, 2024 at North Topsail Shores Baptist Church, 808 Old Folks Stone Road Sneads Ferry, NC 28460. The family will see friends from 1:00 PM until service time.

The family will have a time of Visitation one hour prior to the service at the Church, also will be broadcast on the churches Facebook Livestream.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to North Topsail Shores Baptist Church. 808 Old Folkstone Rd, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460



On line condolences maybe sent to www.wilmingtoncares.com.

John 3:16

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John 16:22

So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.

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  • May 17, 2024
    Patty (Forrey) Watts says:
    Dear Dwayne and Jeanne and family, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Buzz. I only met him a few times, when you so graciously included me in your "family" get togethers when I first moved to North Topsail Island and was by myself when my husband was deployed back in 1988/1989. Buzz seemed to be a wonderful, caring guy. I cannot imagine how you must be feeling right now. Just know that I love you guys and am praying for you! Semper Fidelis! Patty Watts

  • May 12, 2024
    Jim sandy jr says:
    I was fortunate enough to meet Ed the late 80s I have to tell the communicator with WPD. He's a super guy loved crossword puzzles rest in peace brother. Jim Sandy retired PG county Maryland PD 402

  • May 12, 2024
    Jim sandy says:
    I was fortunate enough to meet Ed in late '80 I was. One of the telecommunicator with WPD . Ed was a super guy. He love crossword puzzles rest in peace brother Jim Sandy Retired PG county Maryland PD 402

  • May 07, 2024
    MM.G Thomas Ruger Camp#1 SUVCW says:
    The members of the Ruger Camp extend their sincere condolences to Ed's family at this difficult time. He will be truly missed by his Camp brothers.

  • May 04, 2024
    Pat & John France says:
    We are sending you our heartfelt sympathy. Ed's untimely passing has been hard on us who knew him as both a Ruger Camp Brother and as a friend.