OBITUARY

Kenneth R. Gibson

January 4, 1946July 9, 2018
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Mr. Kenneth R. Gibson, 72, of Franklin, GA passed away Monday, July 09, 2018 at Hospice LaGrange.

Mr. Gibson was born January 4, 1946 in Hogansville, GA, son of the late Hershel Alvin Gibson and Idella Gertrude Gaddy Gibson. He was a member of Wehadkee Primitive Baptist Church and was retired from Woodbury Business Forms. Mr. Gibson proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and the National Guard and retired with over 20 years of service. Mr. Gibson was a member of the VFW and served as a past Post Commander of VFW #4629. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Lewis and a brother, Mickey Gibson.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Marilyn Davis Gibson; sons, Brian (Candi) Gibson and Clint (Tiffani) Gibson; grandchildren, Ashlyn Gibson, Kaylin Gibson, and Skyler Gibson; sister, Gayle (Chuck) Thompson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 12, 2018 in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange, GA with Pastor Stanley Yarbrough officiating. Burial will follow in the Western Baptist Church Cemetery. The gathering of family and friends will be on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Hospice LaGrange, 1510 Vernon Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 in memory of Mr. Kenneth R. Gibson.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636

  • FAMILY

  • Marilyn Davis Gibson, Wife
  • Brian & Candi Gibson, Son
  • Clint & Tiffani Gibson, Son
  • Ashlyn Gibson, Grandchild
  • Kaylin Gibson, Grandchild
  • Skyler Gibson, Grandchild
  • Gayle & Chuck Thompson, Sister
  • Hershel Alvin Gibson, Father
  • Idella Gertrude Gaddy Gibson, Mother
  • Karen Lewis, Sister
  • Mickey Gibson, Brother
  • and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Neal Murray, Pallbearer
  • John Murray, Pallbearer
  • John Lewis, Pallbearer
  • Lewis Davis, Pallbearer
  • Trey Davis, Pallbearer
  • William Knight, Pallbearer
  • Clay Murray, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Gathering of Family and Friends Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

Kenneth R. Gibson

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graham dukes

July 17, 2018

Marilyn, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Kenneth. I wish I had been there to give you the big hug like you gave me in my time of loss. You were blessed with a long marriage and a beautiful family. May your memories be rich and your days going forward be gentle. I will hold you in my prayers. Love to you, Graham

Paul Jones

July 12, 2018

Gibson Family, please except my sincere condolences on the passing of Mr. Kenneth. He and I served together in the National Guard in LaGrange. He was always quick with a smile and a kind word or joke to keep you going!! He got me one day though....since I was in the maintenance section, he asked me to take a look at his Ford truck. He said every time he turned the steering wheel to the left it would crank without the key being it the ignition! I looked it over good and when I turned the wheel it would crank right up. After about 30 minutes of toying with me, he pulled his automatic starter button out of his pocket and had the biggest laugh!! I never will forget that, he was a sport. Again, my sympathy to your family.

ROY GOODMAN

July 12, 2018

THE 1ST TIME I MEET SSG. GIBSON WAS MY 1ST DAY OF DRILLS WAYBACK 1990 AT 560ST ENGINEER COMPANY. HE WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SPEAK TO ME THAT EARLY SATURDAY MORNING WE TALK SEVERAL MINUTES AND HE INTRODUCE ME AROUND. WE BECOME FRIENDS AND HE WAS MENTOR TO ME. AS TIME WENT ON SSG. GIBSON INVITED ME TO THE VFW WHERE LATER I SERVED AS SENIOR VICE COMMANDER UNDER COMMANDER GIBSON. SSG GIBSON WAS ALWAYS THERE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY. I HAVE THE UPMOST RESPECT FOR HIM AND WHAT HE STOOD FOR. MY HEARTED WAS BROKEN WHEN I READ ABOUT HIS PASSING . HE WILL BE TRULY MISSED BY ALL KNEW HIM. I TRULY REGRETED NOT TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND HIS FUNERAL. U ALL R IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. RIP MY BROTHER AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACFIC TO OUR GREAT COUNTRY.

ROY AND CONNIE GOODMAN

Richard/Alice Walls

July 11, 2018

Richard and Alice will always have fond memories of Kenneth. He loved telling jokes and laughing with us. We had a super time on the family cruise and the different stops we made! The horseback tour was so funny! We still laugh about Kenneth slapping the back end of Alice's horse because she couldn't get it to keep up with the other horses. She had no idea he was doing that until the long ride was over! He laughed so hard about that and we did too!

Kenneth loved his God, his family and his America. He was a true patriot in every sense of the word. It takes a special man to put on that uniform and Kenneth was a great example. Through your kindness and dedication your legacy will live on through the many lives you touched, especially ours. We love you and will never forget you.

Bert Davis

July 11, 2018

Were has time gone . Passing of Loved ones is difficult. Lost my Son 3 months ago. You have my Deepest Sympathy.

Carol Wallace

July 11, 2018

Condolences to all the family. Extra prayers for you, Marilyn. May God give you peace and comfort.

Landon Morrow

July 10, 2018

Praying for the family of my friend. I had the privilege of working with Ken at Woodbury until it's closing. Joking I called Ken "Monroe" and he called me "Earl", practicing for the time when our memory was gone. He was a joy to work with and a man who took pride in doing his job. Always a man of humor and a true friend. May God's grace and mercy be with the family.

Landon Morrow

Prov. 18:24
"A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother."

Loraine Crenshaw

July 9, 2018

Please accept my deepest condolences. Sincerely, Loraine Crenshaw (Wellstar West Georgia Hospice)

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Mr. Kenneth R. Gibson, 72, of Franklin, GA passed away Monday, July 09, 2018 at Hospice LaGrange.

Mr. Gibson was born January 4, 1946 in Hogansville, GA, son of the late Hershel Alvin Gibson and Idella Gertrude Gaddy Gibson. He was a member of Wehadkee Primitive Baptist Church and was retired from Woodbury Business Forms. Mr. Gibson proudly served his country in the U.S. Army and the National Guard and retired with over 20 years of service. Mr. Gibson was a member of the VFW and served as a past Post Commander of VFW #4629. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Karen Lewis and a brother, Mickey Gibson.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Marilyn Davis Gibson; sons, Brian (Candi) Gibson and Clint (Tiffani) Gibson; grandchildren, Ashlyn Gibson, Kaylin Gibson, and Skyler Gibson; sister, Gayle (Chuck) Thompson; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members.

Funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 12, 2018 in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, LaGrange, GA with Pastor Stanley Yarbrough officiating. Burial will follow in the Western Baptist Church Cemetery. The gathering of family and friends will be on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Hospice LaGrange, 1510 Vernon Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 in memory of Mr. Kenneth R. Gibson.

Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting www.shlagrange.com.

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636