The Rev. Mr. Royal Bricker Gibson

The Rev. Mr. Royal Bricker Gibson

Passed on Sunday, 01 September 2019
The Rev. Mr. Royal Bricker (Brick) Gibson passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019 in Brunswick, ME.  He is survived by his wife Carolyn, his daughter Susan and her husband David of Epsom, England; son Deren and his wife Orla, of Hingham, MA; and grandchildren Carey and Christopher Sevier, and Conor and Aislinn Gibson.

Born in Montana, he attended Drury College and Missouri State, graduating from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1959, together with his wife Carolyn who he married in 1957.  They moved to Connecticut where he earned his Master’s of Divinity degree at Hartford Seminary.  Ordained in 1963 in the United Church of Christ, he served churches in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. In Maine he served as an interim minister in three UCC churches during his retirement. He was a Certified Financial Planner and a stewardship advisor to local churches in Massachusetts and Maine, often conducting capital campaigns on their behalf. He was active in community organisations, including the Human Rights Commission in New York and was a 50 year member of the Rotary Club with a Paul Harris fellow recognition, most recently in Brunswick, ME.

Brick loved his family and passed on his passion for sailing, reading, jazz, travel, sports, basketball, the New England Patriots, and service in the community to his children and grandchildren. He was a story teller both in his sermons and in discussions with friends and family. An engaging preacher, he was able to relate to his parishioners on all levels. His love of debating was evident throughout his life; a highly ranked national debater in high school and college and known as an extemporaneous preacher.

There will be a memorial service at 2:00pm, on September 21, 2019 at the Elijah Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Road, Harpswell, ME with a reception to follow. 

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