Thursday, June 18, 2009

Gary L. Gibson, 64, of Cassville, passed away June 9, 2009.

He was the son of Harold "Hoot" Gibson and Marie Bowman Gibson. He was united in marriage to Norma Ray on June 23, 1963, in Shell Knob at her parents' home. She survives.

He graduated from Cassville High School in 1962. Upon graduating, he began working at both Cassville and Barry County lumberyards. In 1967, he was employed by the Missouri State Phone Company as a telephone installer, trouble shooter and a cable splicer. He retired from GTE in 1994. He then did some contract work for the phone company for several years.

Survivors include: one sister, Joann Owens, of Klamath Falls, Ore.; three grandsons; and his in-laws, Laverne and Tessie Ray, of Shell Knob. He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Robin Smith; his son, Gary Lee Gibson, Jr.; and one sister, Peggy Ash.

Graveside services were held Friday at Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Rev. James Weaver officiated.

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