Scott Walton Gibson
On Saturday, Dec. 8, Scott Walton "Scotty" Gibson, 50, made his final journey to meet his Beloved Maker. He was born August 26, 1962 in Kingsville.
Understood by a few, loved by many, Scotty was a uniquely self-made individual - very proud to be a Texan and a cowboy. He grew up riding horses, and so loved his boots and chaps, he often slept in them.
Having an intense understanding of nature, he loved to be dropped off in rough, mountainous terrains to enjoy the challenge of surviving off the land. Scotty saw himself as an outlaw of sorts. He took amusement in swimming across the Rio Grande and back - just to get away with it. He was very fluent in Spanish, and sang Tejano and Norteno classics while accompanying himself on accordion, guitar and harmonica.
Scotty had little use for money, but when he had any, he would go to downtown San Antonio, and other areas, handing out bills to the homeless. He had a deep compassion for the needy and suffering, and expressed it in the most grounded and definitive acts of kindness.
Family survivors include parents, Hoot and Vonnie Gibson of Kingsville; sisters, Laurie and Sally Gibson of Bandera, and Deedee Kedzie and her husband, Jay, of The Woodlands; nieces Becky Odell of Bandera; Robin Swanson of Lone Grove, Oklahoma; and Erin Kedzie of The Woodlands; and nephew Drew Kedzie of The Woodlands.
Scotty also dearly loved his numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, grandnieces, nephews, and newly-found stepbrother, sister and others. Additionally, he leaves behind a host of friends who embraced him as family.
He was predeceased by his mother, Jo Louise Gibson.
A singer, songwriter, artist, "road less traveled" philosopher and humorist, Scotty's life will be celebrated at 10:30 am, Saturday, Dec. 15, at Turcotte-Piper Mortuary in Kingsville. Requesting cremation, his ashes will be scattered in South Texas, and in Bandera, his second home Bandera, on date to be announced later.