GOLDEN – James F. ""Gip"" Gibson, 76, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 1, 1937, in Clarksdale. He was a chemist for EPA at Stennis Space Center for 27 years. He was a member of Second Street Church of Christ in Belmont.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel in Red Bay, Ala., with Bro. John Williams and Bro. Adam Cozort officiating. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Oak Ridge Cemetery at Clarksdale. Deaton Funeral Home of Red Bay will be in charge of arrangements.
Survivors are his wife, Edna Manning Gibson of Golden; children, Jim Gibson (Lisa) of Madison, Ala., and Linda Gibson Edwards (Tony) of Jackson; grandchildren, Matt Gibson (McKenna), Ben Gibson, Will Gibson, Lee Gibson, Casey Edwards, Carly Edwards and Ross Edwards; an aunt, Imogene M. Williams of Golden; sister-in-law, Jean Parham (Dr. David); brother-in-law, Charles Lee Manning; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father, Stanford T. Gibson, and his mother, Vivian M. Gibson.
Pallbearers will be Matt Gibson, Ben Gibson, Will Gibson, Ross Edwards, Joey Moore, Ronnie Taylor, Mike Johnson, Lee Gibson, Wendell Vandagriff, Richard Sellers and Wallace Williams.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Deaton Funeral Home in Red Bay.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Family Life Missions, P.O. Box 928, Starkville, MS 39760 or a charity of choice.