Hammond Pete Gibson
LUGOFF - Funeral
service for Hammond Pete Gibson Jr., 74, will be held Saturday at 2:00
p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow in the church
cemetery. The Rev. Douglas Whitfield and the Rev. Tommy Swilley will officiate.
Mr. Gibson played
for the Sumter Gamecocks in 1953 and pitched a no-hitter in Riley Park,
the first in 25 years. After finishing high school, he signed with the
Cincinnati Reds and later went to Douglas, Ga., and pitched for the Douglas
Trojans for one year.
Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Linda Bell Gibson; children, Marie (Jeff) Frye of Lexington, Laura (Andy) Drafts of Lexington, Brad (Sherry) Gibson of Lexington, Wendy (Ron) Blair of Lugoff, Mechelle (Jimmy) Spradley of Lugoff, and Melody Thomas of Lugoff; brother, William Joseph Gibson of Orangeburg; grandchildren, Sara Lynn Gibson, Rebecca Gibson, Chelsea Frye, Wesley Reynolds, Brianna Drafts, Alli Frye, Gavin Spradley, Thomas Spradley, Casey Blair, Jordan Blair, Chandler Blair and Logan Blair; and special sister-in-law, Margo Gibson of Thorsby, Ala.