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2011-03-24 / Obituaries

Charles “Hoot” Gibson, Jr.

February 2, 1924 - March 12, 2011

“ Hoot” passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2011 in the Scott & White Hospital in Temple, reaching the age of 87.

Charles “Hoot” Gibson, Jr. was born on February 2, 1924 in the Salty Community near Thorndale, he was the son of Charles and Ellye Rhae (Caffey) Gibson, Sr.

Charles and Anna Laura Muckelroy were married in January of 1951 in Appleby, Texas, and had lived in Rockdale, Houston, Sealy and had returned home to the Salty Community after he had retired and had enjoyed his life with his wife back home for the past 27 years.

“Hoot” was a Bus driver for the City of Houston for several years befor going to work for Cameron Iron Works in Houston where he worked as an Expaditor / Foreman for 29 years until his retirement in 1983.

Charles served his Country during WWII in the US Army from Feb of 1943 to March of 1946 as a Corporal. He was with the 911th Field Artillery Battalion and was stationed in the US, France, Central Europe, Germany and the Philippines. He was awarded the American Theater Campaign Ribbin, EAME Campaign Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Victory Ribbon, 1 Service Stripe and 1 overseas Service Bar. He also served in the Army Reserves form March of 1946 to March of 1949. He was a member of the Thorndale VFW Post 4009.

He was preceded in death by one son, Sam Taylor Gibson; his parents Charles and Ellye Rhae Gibson, Sr.; a Grandson-in-Law, Billy Parr and his Father-in-Law and Mother-in-Law, Conda & Ethel (Rambin) Muckelroy.

He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Anna Laura Gibson of the Salty Community; Two Daughters, Becky Hozak & husband Alan of Wallis, Paula Johnson & husband Scotty of Tucson; One brother, Grady Gibson of New Jersey; Four Grandchildren, Karey Reber & husband Jason, Katie Parr, Trevor Johnson and Ethan Johnson; Also Four Great- Grandchildren, Hannah Reber, Chase Parr, Kendra Reber and Jacob Alvarado.

Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 2:00 PM at the Salty Cemetery near Thorndale. Visitation was Tuesday March 15, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

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