James W. Gibson 83, of Frankfort, IN, died November 4, 2009 at his home. Born December 8, 1925 in Lerose, KY to Walter C. & Beatrice (Reynolds) Gibson. He married Peggy Jo Schocke on November 26, 1947 in Jeffersonville, IN and she survives. Mr. Gibson was a 1946 graduate of Austin High School and moved to Frankfort in 1961. He was a carpenter for Carpenters Local 215 and self employed. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served in Europe during WWII from July 3, 1944 until March 7, 1946. He went over on the Queen Mary, served in the Battle of the Bulge with General Patton’s 3rd Army, was wounded in Germany and received the following medals; WWII Victory Medal, Bronze Star, Europe African Medal, American Campaign Medal, Purple Heart, Expert Rifle Badge, Combat Infantry Badge and the Good Conduct Medal. His memberships include; DAV, American Legion, VFW, and Carpenters Local Union 215. Mr. Gibson enjoyed going to flea markets, rummage sales and fishing with his son and grandsons.
Visitation and Services
Services will be 10 a.m. Monday, November 9, 2009 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will be Sunday, November 8, 2009 from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be 2 p.m. Monday in Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, IN. Memorial donations may be made to Clinton County Cancer Fund, Disabled Children, or Serenity Hospice, envelopes will be available
Wife: Peggy Jo Gibson of Frankfort
2 Sons: Virgil L. (Peggy) Gibson of Gettysburg, PA and Jimmy M. Gibson of Lenoir City, TN
2 Daughters: Linda K. (Rob) Benge of Frankfort and Paula G. (Jim) Miller of Lenoir City, TN
12 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren
Preceded in death by two sisters, Gertrude Barrett and Gladys Nicholas, two brothers, Jollie and Lyle Gibson and granddaughter, Arianna Benge Green.