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James Gibbs Sr.
James Paul Gibbs Sr., 66, of Van Buren passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at a local hospital. He served in the U.S. Army and U.S. National Guard and was a security guard for Gerber Products Co. in Fort Smith. He was a 1972 graduate of Van Buren High School. He loved fishing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Gibbs and Grace (Carter) Gibbs; and four brothers, Frank, Freddy, William and Albert.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Ocker Memorial Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Dora Cemetery in Van Buren, under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren.
He is survived by a son, James Paul Gibbs Jr. and wife Jessica of Muldrow; four sisters, Imogene Henderson of Charleston, Virginia Robertson of Jamesville, N.C., and Olamae Hicks and Linda Gibbs, both of Van Buren; and three grandchildren, Shianne Gibbs, Austin Gibbs and Hadley Gibbs, all of Muldrow.
Family will visit with relatives and friends 5-7 p.m. Monday at Ocker Funeral Home, 700 Jefferson St., Van Buren.
Online tributes may be made at www.ockerfuneralhome.com.
Published in Times Record on Jan. 12, 2019
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