Waltrip Funeral Directors

1415 Campbell Road, Houston, TX


Gary Allen Gipson

January 20, 1967August 3, 2019

Gary Allen Gipson was born in Alice, Texas on January 20, 1967. After battling a long illness, Gary is now resting in peace; he passed away in Houston, Texas on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at the age of 52.

A devoted and beloved brother and son, Gary was preceded in death by his brother Curtis Gipson. He is survived by his loving mother, Carolyn Gipson Mittasch and her husband Jerald; his father, O'Neil Gipson and his wife Barbara; his brother, Michael Gipson and his wife Kathleen; nephews and nieces, Michael Jr., Jessica, Ashley and Curtis Gipson, as well as many other loving relatives and dear friends.

Gary was a US Navy veteran serving in the submarine service during his military career. He was also part of Operation Desert Storm/Shield between 1990 and 1991, during the first Gulf War. After his discharge from military service, Gary served as a Texas Peace Officer in multiple jurisdictions for at least 20 years.

Family and friends gathered and celebrated Gary's life during a graveside service at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, in section 11 of Memorial Oaks Cemetery, 13001 Katy Freeway in Houston, 77079, where members of the United States Navy Honor Guard provided military honors and members of Cypress Masonic Lodge #1423 A.F. & A.M. provided Masonic rites.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent, in Gary Gipson’s name, to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215, or by phone at: 1-800-DIABETES (800-342-2383). You may also donate online at: http://www.diabetes.org/


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 7, 2019


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Phyllis Gipson Ramsey

August 6, 2019

My sweet precious nephew is now healed and strolling all over heaven with his healthy body and strong legs. We have always been close but the last few months we have talked nearly every day but spoke every night even into the early morning. I tried to encourage him eith scripture, hymns and prayer but also being available for him to call me anytime. Before we would hang up he would say, "I love you, Aunt Phyllis. " and we would pray. I know Gary accepted Jesus as his Savior and loved Him with his whole being. I will miss him fiercely and those late night calls but I know he is well and beyond happy. I love you, Gary Allen.
Aunt Phyllis

Joyce & Pervez Khan

August 6, 2019

"I hope that the love and support from your family and friends, including us, gets you through this time. You're in our prayers."
Love Always, Joyce & Pervez & Family

Kathleen Gipson

August 6, 2019

Due to the distance between us we did not get to see Gary as often as we would have liked. But we would talk on the phone and could always pick up right where we left off. Gary didn't often talk about all the issues he was going through, but he would always ask about his neices and nephews, he cared about them so much. We decided this summer to drive to Houston and visit. We all got to spend time with Gary and are so glad we made the trip. Gary was a fighter, in his mind he never wanted to give up. His body however was just tired. I sensed peace with Gary during our visit. He was at peace with God and was at peace with whatever was coming, he just wasn't sure how much fight he had left. I will miss our phone conversations. I will miss my kids having the opportunity to spend more time with him. I will miss his (devilish) smile and crank calls (our inside joke)! May he finally rest in peace. He will never be forgotten . ❤️