Malcolm McLeod “Scotty” Gibson of Springfield passed away on May 7, 2018 after a long struggle with cancer.
Malcolm was born in Pacific Grove, CA May 1, 1931 to Samuel and DeEava Gibson. In 1946, the family relocated in Oregon where Malcolm graduated from Drain High School in 1950.
Malcolm married Jeanne Gordineer in 1950 and they settled in Cottage Grove, where he engaged in sawmill work and carpentry for a number of years. Later, he went on to graduate from Lane Community College and the University of Oregon.
After teaching school for a short time, Malcolm opened his own business, Scotty’s Hardwoods, in Springfield, operating it for 25 years before retiring.
Malcolm was a private pilot and enjoyed flying his own airplane for many years. He was a long time member of the Oregon Pilot’s Association, and also of the Experimental Aircraft Association, actually taking on the task of building an air-plane in the family garage.
Malcolm also loved motorcycles, purchasing various models over the years. A fan of electric cars, he converted a small Volkswagon Bug into an electric car and enjoyed showing it off around town, and was flattered to have an article about him and the car featured in the local Springfield paper.
Besides his wife, Jeanne, Malcolm is survived by 3 daughters: Sharon McLeod of Beaverton, OR, Karen Gotcher of Drummond, MT and Laurie Jenkinson of Eugene, OR: a brother, Donald Gibson of Sun City, AZ: 1 Grandson, 6 Granddaughters, 7 Great-grandchildren and 2 Great Great-granddaughters. An infant Daughter preceded him in death.
He was a member of the Springfield Church of God and very unhappy whenever his illness forced him to miss a Sunday.
A memorial service for Malcolm will be held on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at Springfield Church of God, 14thand D Street at 2:00pm. Viewing will be before the memorial service from 12:30pm – 1:30pm at the Major Family Funeral Home, 112 N. A Street Springfield, OR. Visit majorfamilyfuneralhome.com to sign the guest book.