Raymond "Ray" Dale Gibson
October 26, 1933 – July 11, 2019
It is with great sadness we say good-bye to our father, grandpa and papa, Raymond Dale Gibson, 85, of Odessa, MO who passed away July 11, 2019.
Ray was born on October 26 in Wideman, AR to Robert and Lora Lois Gibson (Claiborne). He was one of four siblings.
Ray graduated from Wideman High School and moved to Kansas City where he worked at Owens Corning Fiberglass. He was drafted and entered the Air Force and served his country honorably for 4 years. After that he returned to Owens Corning where he worked until he retired in 1985. After his retirement he managed his farm full time for the next 18 years. He loved the outdoors and farm life. He also enjoyed country music and dancing.
He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Lois Gibson and brother Delbert Gibson. He is survived by his sister, Gail Ellis, Dallas, TX, and a brother Homer Darrel Gibson, Warsaw, MO.
He is also survived by 3 children (2 daughters and a son), 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
His oldest daughter, Sandee VandenBoom, KCMO and her 4 children, Amber Kiedrowski (Bailey) and her 2 sons, Hunter and Colby, Matthew Bailey, Crystal Bailey and her son Jayden, and Brandon Bailey.
His son, Ronald Gibson and wife Vicki, Centerview, MO and his 2 sons, Richard Gibson with son Ryan and Jon Rinehart with wife Amanda and children Hannah, Trista and Joshua.
His daughter, Kelly Rose and husband Richard, Odessa, MO and her 5 children, Kyle Halford, Odessa, MO and his children Lucus, Landon, Valoree, and Trinity; Kourtney Halford and husband Jeff Jones, Blue Springs, MO their daughter Bella; Jake Rose and Hannah Rose, Odessa, MO and Taylor Rose, Pleasant Hill, MO.
The family offers deep gratitude to Ray’s caregiver, Debbie Tribble for the care, love and devotion she gave to Ray. The family would also like to thank the staff at St. Luke’s East.
Visitation on Monday, July 15th from 6-8pm at Ralph O Jones Funeral Home, 306 S. 2nd St., Odessa, MO, 64076
Visitation on Tuesday, July 16 from 1-2 and Funeral at 2 at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St., Kansas City, KS, 66112.
- Jeff Jones
- Rich Rose
- Jake Rose
- Danny Gibson
- Darrel DeWayne Gibson
- Ryan Gibson
- Visitation Monday, July 15, 2019
- Visitation Tuesday, July 16, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, July 16, 2019
- Graveside Service