Allen G. Gibson, 53, correspondence supervisor at the U.S. Geological Survey's National Center in Reston, died Monday at Howard University Hospital after a stroke.

He had joined the Survey in 1946 as a messenger and became a file clerk in the geological division, where he handled sensitive materials for the military geology branch.

Later, Mr. Gibson was transferred to the office of the director's correspondence and records section. In recent years, he had been mail and file supervisor, responsible for maintaining and coordinating a technical filing system for the agency's voluminuos correspondence.

Born in Laurinburg, N.C., Mr. Gibson graduated from laurinburg Institute and attended Virginia Union University. He later completed a commercial course at the Cortez Peters Business School here.

During World War II, he served [TEXT OMITTED FROM SOURCES]

Mr. Gibson was an active member of Asbury United Methodist Church, where he had served on a number of public service committees.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of the home in Washington: two sisters, Mary L. Green, of Buffalo, N.Y., and Alice Baldwin, of Newark, N.J., and two brothers. John. of Newark, and William R., of Durham, N.C. with the Army in Europe.