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Billy Gibson, 68, of Celeste, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Medical City in Plano. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 P.M., Wednesday April 5, in the Coker-Mathews Funeral Home chapel with Rev. Bob Layman officiating.
Visitation is today, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Merit Cemetery.
Mr. Gibson was born Jan. 24, 1949, in Greenville, Texas, to Billy Joe Gibson and Genelle Morton Gibson. He married Donna Sanders on Sept. 4, 1970, in Greenville. He graduated Celeste ISD in 1967 and obtained a college degree at East Texas State University of Commerce. He retired from the US Postal Department in Greenville as a postal carrier and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a member of Highland Terrace Baptist Church.
He is survived by his son, Matt Gibson and wife Brittany of Celeste; a brother, Dale Gibson and wife Leslie of Celeste; grandchildren Cheyenne, Garyson, Michah and April Gibson; nephews and nieces, Joel and Heather Gibson of Celeste, Jeff Gibson of Celeste, Dustin Gibson of Wylie, Meredith and Ray Buckley of Carrollton and Celeste Gibson of Carrollton.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, brother Gary Gibson and sister-in-law Lucy Gibson.
Pallbearers will be Joel Gibson, Jarried Chapman, Matthew Hise, John Stark, Steve Duncan, Tony Burchett, Dustin Gibson, Ray Buckley, Kyle Morton and Eugene Rhoden.
Published on April 3, 2017
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