James W. Gibson

November 4, 2009

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

Survived by:

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 by:

Preceded in death by two sisters, Gertrude Barrett and Gladys Nicholas, two brothers, Jollie and Lyle Gibson and granddaughter, Arianna Benge Green.


4 Condolences for “James W. Gibson”

  1. Carpenters Local 215 November 6, 2009 at 10:35 am

    The brothers and sisters of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters Local 215 express our deepest sympathy for the loss of our brother carpenter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Local 215
    Lafayette IN

  2. Joe & Darla Long November 6, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    We express our deepest sympathy and prayers for all the family at this time. We have known James through his daughter Paula. As a Veteran I salute his service.

  3. Tom Ransom November 8, 2009 at 9:33 am

    Via the family:
    I got to know your father as we hosted for many years a “flea market” here at the lumber yard. We did this for almost 10 years and I could always count on your dad to be a part. This would ba a one day event on a Saturday. Your dad would come in on Friday night and set up his display of “many” different products. I was always afraid the merchandise….would walk away at night. But he secured it down and don’t think he ever missed any items. He would amaze me the unusual items he displayed for sale. If I remember correctly…I even bought some of his wares. He was always nice to me as a customer in our store and I will remember many of our conversations. He was one of those individuals we never will forget. I am sorry for your loss. Best to you and your family,
    Tom Ransom

  4. Ginger (Barker) Creasy November 11, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I only knew Jim through his flea marketing at Kramer’s lot, but once you met him he was one you would not forget. He was a very special person and you should be very proud to be part of his family. I feel lucky to be one of his friends, he is with the Almighty now and his memories shall live on and he will be remembered and missed by many God bless you all and your families, Ginger Barker Creasy

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