Floyd W. Gibson Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
The funeral for Floyd W. Gibson, 77, was at 1 PM Monday in the First Christian Church with the Rev. Gene Spillman officiating. Gibson died Friday in an Enid hospital. Burial was in Cherokee Municipal Cemetery directed by Fisher Funeral Home.
Gibson was born October 3, 1900, to Kera and Ida Gibson. He graduated from Cherokee High School in 1930. While in high school he was in the high jump competition and was always a sports enthusiast.
He married Norma B. Ford December 26, 1932, in Cherokee.
He ran a dry cleaning business in Cherokee for 30 years. He learned the trade out of high school by working for Ray Dunning. Then he was a partner of Bernard Klepolsky in G & K Cleaners which was located where Ole Jim's Lantern is now. While in his 30s he had a heart attack and had to give up dry-cleaning. The family moved to acreage where he ran a dairy for three years, then he operated a Sinclair Station for a few years.
He gradually worked his way back into the dry cleaning business by running a hat cleaning and blocking business. Then he started Cherokee Cleaners which he operated until retirement. He did pick up and deliveries for his customers.
He was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include his wife, Norma, two sons, Don of Oklahoma City and Gary of Ponca City, one daughter, Janet Klepp, Ida, Kansas, nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
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