Mark Allen Gibson
Mark Allen Gibson, 62, Greentown, passed away at 9:58 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Community Howard Regional Health, Kokomo. He was born July 31, 1957, in Kokomo, the son of Mitchell Gibson and Marilyn (Sutherland) Forkner. On April 9, 1977, at Antioch Christian Church, he married Jackie Kanable, who survives.
Mark was a 1976 graduate of Haworth High School and attended Ivy Tech Community College. He retired from General Motors after 27 years of service. Mark then worked for Delphi Electronics as a pipe fitter. He was a member of UAW Local 292, and had attended Carpenter's House Church. He loved his grandchildren, being outdoors and fishing with his family. Mark was an avid Notre Dame and Indiana University basketball fan. He also loved to coach, especially for Eastern baseball and basketball.
Along with his wife, Jackie, Mark is survived by his father, Mitchell (Susan) Gibson; sons, Michael (Brandi) Gibson and Matthew (Skye Hughes) Gibson; siblings, Jeff (Madeline) Forkner, Tammy (Jimmy) Cummings, April (Steve) Osborne, Julie McMaster, Crystal (Blake) Fessnden, and Todd Gibson; grandchildren, Baylor, Reece, and Blair.
Mark was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn Forkner; daughter, Heather; brother, Michael (Becky) Gibson; and brother-in-law, Mac McMaster.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 W. Lincoln Road, Kokomo, with Pastor Paul Sutherland officiating. Burial will follow in Crown Point Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made in Mark's memory to the Jim "Moose" Carden Fishing Clinic. Messages of condolence may be left online at
Published on January 6, 2020


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Jan 14, 2020
Jackie, my goodness I am so sorry!
My deepest condolences to you & yours.
Art and Ethel Swartzendruber
Jan 12, 2020
They say a life well-lived is never lost. I’m sure that can be said of Mark. Wishing you good memories and the comfort of family and friends.
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Jan 07, 2020
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Todd & Amanda Updegraff
Jan 07, 2020
I worked with Mark for several years at Delphi KMS. He was a lot of fun to work with and I know he will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers to his family.
Mary Calhoun
Jan 06, 2020
I so enjoyed knowing Mark from working at Delphi. Mark was always so kind & helpful. Praying for peace & comfort for his family.
Jan 06, 2020
My house and prayers 🙏🙏🙏 go out to his family
Cathy E Wallace
Jan 06, 2020
Condolences to the Gibson family ✝️ Psalm 55:6
Jan 06, 2020
I enjoyed working with Mark at Delphi Technologies. My condolences to the family.
Elizabeth Wilson
Jan 06, 2020
My condolences to his family. He was one of my favorite coworkers at Delphi.
Mike Hamilton
Jan 06, 2020
Mike Hamilton
Jan 06, 2020
Rest In Peace. I’ll see you again friend.