Harold Lex "Gib" Gibson
Date: March 04, 2003 05:34PM
Harold Lex Gibson, 78, of Roanoke died Monday, March 3, 2003. Called "Gib" by close friends he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps from April 14, 1943 to January 2, 1946 during World War II and was decorated with the American Theatre Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, the Good Conduct Medal and Victory Medal. Gib retired as Division Station Manager from Piedmont Airlines in July of 1984, after a long and successful career. He was a member in good standing of Walnut Cove Masonis Lodge #629 in Walnut Cove, N.C. He was a member of Huntington Court Methodist Church. Gib will be rememebered for his passion for the game of golf. He is predecesed by a brother, Boyles "Pee Wee" Gibson. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Jane L. Gibson; son and daughter-in-law, Lex and Ruth Gibson; daughter and son-in-law Jerrie and Allen Kimmons; granddaughters, Fara Blankenship and Charlie, Adrianne Kemper and David, Elizabeth Gibson and Afton Kimmons; three great-grandsons, Austin and Hunter Kemper, and Parker Allen Blankenchip; half brothers, Jack and Jerry Gibson of New Bern N.C.; and other family members. In liev of flowers, memorials may be made to either Huntington Court Methodist Church, 3333 Williamson Road, N.E. Roanoke, Va. 24012 or the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, N. Canton, Ohio 44720. A Memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6,2003 from Oakey's North Chapel. The Reverend George W. Stewart and the Reverend Richard Woodall will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour before the service time on Thursday at Oakey's North Chapel (540) 362-1237.