Obituary for Preston Dennis Gibson
Mr. Preston Dennis Gibson, age 72 of Franklin, TN passed away February 15, 2017 at his home.
Born in Atlanta, GA to the late Preston & Marjorie Thacker Gibson.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Dennis was a 1969 graduate of Belmont College and received his Master’s degree from Peabody-Vanderbilt. He retired from Battle Ground Academy as Chair of the Science Department.
Dennis also served as Education Director of the Children’s Museum in Nashville. Preceded in death by brother, Richard Gibson.
Survived by wife of 48 years, Dorinda White Gibson; son, William Gibson; brother, Steven Gibson and several nieces & nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held 1:00PM Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, with Jim Taylor officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. Honorary Pallbearers will be faculty and former students of Battle Ground Academy and friends of Bowie Park.
Memorials may be made to Friends of Radnor, 1160 Otter Creek Rd. Nashville, TN 37220 or Bowie Park7211 Bowie Lake Rd. Fairview, TN 37062.
1978: Battle Ground Academy Recognition of Service
1986-1987: Frankli Lion’s Club Educator of the Year
1990: TN Association of Independent Schools Hubert Smothers Award
1990: TVA Teacher of the Year
2011: Battle Ground Academy Faculty Hall of Fame
2011: Franklin Family Lions Club Volunteer of the Year
Battle Ground Academy Students and Faculty Golden Apple Award