Edward Guy “Slick” Gibbons, 77, husband of Kay McFaddin Gibbons, died Saturday, July 18, 2020, at McLeod Health Clarendon.
Born December 11, 1942, in Kingstree, he was a son of the late Henry Guy Gibbons and the late Coley Launa Welch Gibbons. Slick grew up at Gibbons Mill Pond and was a graduate of East Clarendon High School. He was an avid dirt track racer winning over 250 races. Sumter Speedway was his hometown track. He was inducted into the Clarendon County Athletic Hall of Fame in 2013 for his racing achievements. He opened Clarendon Auto Parts in 1972 in Manning and Dixie Auto Parts in 1982 in Summerton. He was a member of Manning First Baptist Church and the Kimbrough Johnson Sunday School class.
He is survived by his wife of Manning; a daughter, Gina Gibbons Wilson (Joe) of Manning; six grandchildren, Edward Guy “Gib” Gibbons III (Peggy), Kerry Lyn Gibbons (Ginny), Celia Burgess Wilson, Olivia Dean Wilson, Macey Gibbons Wilson and John Joe “Little Joe” Wilson III; a great granddaughter, Ann Garrick Gibbons; a brother-in-law, James Ivey Baird; two sisters-in-law, Becky McFaddin Green and Judy McFaddin Brown (Michael); and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Edward Guy “Ed” Gibbons, Jr.; and a sister, Juliet Gibbons Baird.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020, at Gibbons Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Manning First Baptist Church, 49 W. Boyce Street, Manning, SC 29102.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church Street, Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org