Prince E. Gibson, 94, of Lake Placid, Florida went home to be with his Lord on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Prince was the son of Marie (Cotten) and Urbert P. Gibson. He was born on May 17, 1924 in Petersburg, Virginia. Prince served his country with honors in the U.S. Army during World War II. Prince was a retired construction superintendent. He built his family's home in Virginia, and when he moved to Lake Placid in 1981, he built his new home.

Prince was active in his community, volunteering with the Leisure Lakes Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the American Legion and First Baptist Church of Lake Placid. Prince was an avid scuba cave diver who enjoyed diving with his son, fishing the local lakes and spending time out on the water. He loved to be with his family and friends anytime they could get together especially his grand and great-grandchildren.

Prince is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Mildred; daughter, Sandra Gibson; son, Dale Gibson; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

A service to celebrate Prince’s life will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2018 with military honors at the Sarasota National VA Cemetery.

Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, Florida. 863-465-4134.

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