Cover photo for Evelyn June Gibson's Obituary
Evelyn June Gibson Profile Photo
1934 Evelyn 2024

Evelyn June Gibson

March 11, 1934 — January 16, 2024

Vanleer, TN

Evelyn “June” Gibson, 89, of Vanleer, Tennessee, passed away January 16th, 2024, with her daughters by her side. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert “Bob” Gibson. 

June was born to the late Herbert and Evie Jackson in Cumberland Furnace, TN, on March 11, 1934. She and Bob were married in 1952 and lived together in Conneaut, Ohio, where they raised three surviving daughters: Carolyn Hazen (James Hazen) of Shelby, NC; Sheri Bontrager (Lyle Bontrager) of Memphis, TN; and Terra Kessler (John Kessler) of Cleveland, Ohio. 

She is also survived by grandchildren Michael Hazen (Judith), Andy Hazen (Nicole), Jaimie Pocker (Sean), Jessica Hazen (John Gaddis); Laura Bontrager, and Daniel Bontrager. She is further survived by her eight great-grandchildren: Charlotte, Victoria June, and Lucas Hazen; Cole and Asher Hazen; Elvis and Cassius Pocker; and Aerith Gaddis. She leaves behind 3 beloved cats: Lolo, Rowe, and Cupid. 

When Bob and June returned to Vanleer, TN, they were surrounded by a wealth of June’s family: two sisters, Brenda Heflin and Teresa Fonseca, and a brother, Bob Jackson (Kathye); and many special nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by a sister and four brothers. 

Dear to her heart was her beloved chosen family: Mike and Cheryl Kimmel of Conneaut, Ohio, with their children Benjamin, Christopher, and Alex; and Diane Earhart of Dickson, TN, with her children Zac Watkins, Haley Wilson (Jacob) and Tucker. 

June cared for so many other people; as one friend said, she “set the pace for kindness and a Jesus-like heart.” She was a wonderful cook, had a playful sense of humor, and showed us all how to love with humility and generosity. 

A celebration of her life will be on Saturday, February 10, 2024, at 2 pm at Spann Funeral Home in Dickson, TN. Visitation will be at noon prior to the memorial service at two. 

Click Here for Live Funeral Webcast.

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” –Emily Dickinson, 809

To order memorial trees in memory of Evelyn June Gibson, please visit our tree store.

Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, February 10, 2024

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Memorial Service

Saturday, February 10, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 1341

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree

Send With Love

Send With Love