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Rodney Gibson

March 30, 1953 — April 3, 2024

Rodney was, and is, loved by everyone he came in contact with all throughout his life. He met his wife Judy on October 29, 1972 in Manhattan, Kansas and they married on March 3, 1973 in the same town. Their love and affection for each other was a passionate flame that carried them through 51 years. He loved and cared for her deeply every single day, and his love beamed into everything they did, even their garden and daily backgammon games. He cared thoroughly for everyone, and always wanted to lend a helping hand in any way he could. He loved big, and with his whole heart. He believed in God and shared his message and salvation often. He also believed in love, hope, family, community, and the impact we can all make to better our world for everyone. He was thoughtful, kind, wise, and always curious. He encouraged that curiosity in his children, grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was always asking what they were thinking about, and he genuinely cared about whatever was on their minds. He believed that children are the future, and he always encouraged them to strive for more. He believed in people, and encouraged everyone he knew to strive to fulfill their destiny. This belief he instilled in others carried them on to do great things for themselves and others, and with that belief, love, and care we will always carry a piece of him with us in our hearts.

Rodney was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on March 30, 1953, and he passed away at home with his family present on April 3, 2024. He served during the Vietnam war. When he got home from the service he moved to Kansas with his wife Judy and they had a farm there. Then they moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he started his own carpentry company Rodney's Trim Service and built several houses. He built his first home for his family in Broken Arrow. They trimmed over 500 homes in Broken Arrow. Then they returned back to Kansas and farmed for 10 years while they raised their children from 1979-1989. During that time he programmed the local NASA Cosmosphere exhibits in Hutchison, Kansas. He also worked for Great Bend Office Products where he started the 911 computer system for the local Police Department, and worked as a Microsoft Office representative. They moved back to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1990. He then started his own business Lightning Computers Inc. with Judy, which served the community for 44 years. During that time he received the 1992 Top Salesman award for computer maintenance at Sears. He semi-retired in 2020, and gardened with his wife and spent time with family during his final years.

Rodney is survived by his wife of 51 years, Judy Gibson. As well as his daughter Lisa Standlee; Ron Standlee; her husband and their children Katie, Hunter, and Samuel. His daughter Laurie VanDyke; Mahcoe VanDyke; her husband and their children Gabriel, Quentin, and Isabell. His son Casey Gibson and his sons Myles and Bradley. His sister Marian Gibson, and numerous nieces and nephews, and their children. His nieces and nephews include Michelle, Nichole, Garrett, Kendall, Connor, Cameron, and Allen. He joins numerous family members in heaven including his parents Laura and A.E. Gibson, as well as his sister and brothers; Claudia, Michael, and Mark.

A Rosary for Rodney will be held at Church of the Madalene (3188 E 22nd St, Tulsa, OK 74114) at 9:00 AM on Friday, April 19, 2024.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Church of the Madalene at 10:00 AM, and a burial at Fort Gibson National Cemetery will follow after the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 PM on Friday, April 19, 2024

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Viewing/Visitation

Monday, April 15, 2024

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Schaudt’s Glenpool-Bixby Funeral Service

1329 East 151st Street South, Glenpool, OK 74033

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Rosary

Friday, April 19, 2024

9:00 - 9:15 am (Central time)

Church of the Madalene

3188 E 22nd St, Tulsa, OK 74114

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Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, April 19, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Church of the Madalene

3188 E 22nd St, Tulsa, OK 74114

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Graveside Service

Friday, April 19, 2024

12:30 - 12:45 pm (Central time)

Ft. Gibson National Cemetery

1423 Cemetery Road, Fort Gibson, OK 74434

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