William Gibson

of Kerrville, TX

February 4, 1941 - February 11, 2024

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Bill passed away Feb. 11, 2024 at his home in Kerrville, Texas.

He was born Feb. 4, 1941 to William Gibson and Marion Elizabeth Carsey at Orange, New Jersey.

After graduating with a degree in Forestry from Rutgers University, he married Selma Corbett, Aug. 10, 1963 at Spotswood, New Jersey.

He began his career with the National Park Service (NPS) in October 1963 at Morristown NHP and wore his ''Smokey the Bear Hat'' until retirement at Dayton Aviation NHP after 35 years of service.

Bill and Selma moved to Kerrville, Texas in 2001.

He had many interests, hobbies, friends and adventures but he was most proud and happiest of his daughters and grandsons. In recent years, he enjoyed talking and emailing with them and especially receiving photos and videos of his great-grandchildren in North Carolina.

Survivors include wife, Selma; their two daughters, Cindy (Robert) Dandridge and Elizabeth (William) Anderson; grandsons, Alex (Marisa) Dandridge, Marcus Dandridge and Dylan Anderson; great-grandchildren, Olivia Dandridge, Elena Dandridge and Dominic Dandridge; his sister, Marianne (George) Kuleba; nephew, Gregory; and niece, Alison.

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4 Condolence(s)
Tom Griffiths
Clinton, MO
Saturday, March 23, 2024

To Bill’s Family,

I am very sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. He and I were in the same Albright class (Thomas J.Allen session) during the summer of 1965 at Grand Canyon. He was a “backlog” from Morristown and I was an “intake” trainee. We periodically ran into each other at various during our careers. I recall how enthusiastic he was about being named the first Superintendent at Dayton Aviation. I’m sorry I lost contact after we retired. He was a gentleman and a friend. My condolences to his family.

Peg Hainey
Kerrville, TX
Sunday, February 25, 2024

My condolences. I always enjoyed our conversations. Thinking of you Selma, and the family as you deal with this difficult time. You will find comfort in sharing your wonderful memories. A life well lived. I thank Bill for his service.

Lissa and Steve Peters
Tallahassee, FL
Friday, February 23, 2024

Dear Selma and Family,
We adored Bill, our longtime neighbor in Guadalupe Heights. He was knowledgeable and a kindred spirit of the woods/outdoors/wildlife. His big tortoise was a delight. We enjoy seeing Bill in his Smoky the Bear hat: so handsome, professional, and distinguished. We know that he did so much good for the parks, wildlife, and people who enjoy both. His liberal views and acceptance of all were noted and appreciated, also. His booming voice was overshadowed only by his overwhelming heart. Love to his blessed family. Lissa and Steve

Shirley Meckley
Kerrville, TX
Friday, February 23, 2024

So sorry to learn of this, Selma. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bill was a special person who we all will miss.