Former mayor of Gravesham Frank Gibson dies aged 89

PUBLISHED: 08:15 23 April 2015 | UPDATED: 08:15 23 April 2015

Frank Gibson

Frank Gibson


He was an honorary freeman of the borough in 1995

The former mayor and council leader of Gravesham Borough Council, Frank Gibson, has died aged 89.

Mr Gibson became mayor in 1985, being made an honorary freeman of the borough in 1995 in recognition of his service to the area. He was also a county council member, and in 1994 was awarded an OBE for his services to Kent County Council.

He was one of the first to become an honorary alderman of KCC. His public sector work was not his only service to the community though; he was also a trustee at two local charities, including the Elizabeth Huggins Cottages Charity Trust.

Mr Gibson was a father of six and had 11 grandchildren.

Chief executive of GBC David Hughes said: “Frank made an enormous contribution to the work of the borough council and Kent County Council over many years and was most certainly one of life’s true gentlemen. It is most fitting that in being made an honorary freeman of the Borough he was awarded the greatest honour the borough council can bestow.

“He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered for many years to come.

“All our thoughts with will be with his family and close friends at this sad time.”

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