Johnny Mack Gibson Sr, a resident of Pansey, Alabama died Monday, September 26, 2022, at Westside Terrace Healthcare. He was 82.
Funeral services will be held at 11AM Saturday, October 1, 2022, in Clearman Chapel at Southern Heritage Funeral Home with Pastor Judy Dyson officiating. Burial will be immediately following the service in Ashford City Cemetery with Southern Heritage Funeral Home directing. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10AM to 11AM at the funeral home.
Johnny Mack was born to the late Alford and Vennie Cheshire Gibson on March 21, 1940. He was a Floor Installer Mechanic by trade, laying flooring most his adult life for many flooring companies in the wiregrass, including his own. Johnny Mack believed in hard work and putting many hours into a week. A forty-hour work week was a rarity for him. In his early years you could find him and his family on Saturday nights at the track, Racing. Johnny Mack was one of the original pioneer drivers at The Rocket Speedway, and later raced at Haleburg and Gray Hodges tracks.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harold Gibson, Edward “Hoot” Gibson and his twin, Joe Brack Gibson; a sister, Helen Gibson Howard; a grandson, Ian Hubbard; and a nephew, Donnie Gibson.
Left to cherish his memory is his former wife and caregiver, Barbara Rutherford; a son, Johnny Mack Gibson Jr. (Stacey); a daughter, Giovionne Gibson; one sister, Shirley Howell (James); three grandchildren, Kaitlynn Gibson, Faith Gray (Jamie), and Chelsea Lien (Luke); five great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.
Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Minor, Freddy Riley, Terry Stokes, John Temples, Jimmy Phillips, and Blake Perkins.