Dennis “Hoot” Gibson, age 73, of Rockwood, Tennessee passed away Sunday, April 16, 2017 at U. T. Medical Center in Knoxville. He was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rockwood, Tennessee. “Hoot” was a 1964 graduate of Rockwood High School. He was retired from AT&T as a cable splicing technician with 30 years of service. He was a member of the Rockwood Lodge #403 F&AM, 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason and a Shiner in the Kerbela Temple in Knoxville. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. He is survived by his wife: Patty York Gibson; daughters: Kellie York and Tonya Bryant; son: Mark Gibson; 7 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother: Tommy Gibson; sisters: Jacqueline Meyers and Etta Mae Proffitt; and many friends in the Rockwood community. The family will receive friends from noon to 2 pm Saturday, April 22, 2017 in the chapel of Evans Mortuary in Rockwood. A masonic service will be conducted at 2 pm by the Rockwood Lodge #403 F&AM. The funeral will follow with Dr. Clarence Sexton officiating. Interment will follow the funeral in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Rockwood. Evans Funeral Home in Rockwood is in charge of arrangements.