Charles J. (Skip) Gibson

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RogerDetroit
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Charles J. (Skip) Gibson

Post by RogerDetroit » Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:13 pm

The Last Employee in the Packard Plant

Charles J. (Skip) Gibson, the last employee to shut the doors at the Packard Plant in 1956 passed away on July 13 – he was 92 years old. Gibson, who worked in Administrative Services, watched over the decades as the sprawling auto plant decayed into ruins, awaiting either a savior or date with a wrecking ball.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/freep/ ... =186133561

A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, August 2, at 3PM at Christ Church, 61 Grosse Pointe Blvd, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. A reception will be held at the Church immediately following the Service.

You may remember Skip from “The Last Shift” a documentary by Brian Kaufman describing the demise of the Packard Plant after the company left town. You can see Skip here at the 4:00 minute mark of this trailer for the documentary. https://vimeo.com/76144774

Or you may have seen him at the “new” groundbreaking ceremony at the Packard Plant just this past May.

May he rest in peace.
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2017 July 13 Skip Gibson 1.JPG
1941 Packard 160 Convertible Sedan
1941 Packard 120 Business Coupe
1968 AMX - Dick Teague designed

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