ROBERT RAY GIBSON, 73, of Paris, passed from this life Friday August 30, 2013 at Paris Regional Medical Center. Starrett Funeral Home will conductd funeral services at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday September 3, 2013 at The Cowboy Church in the Red River Valley Bible Camp, with Rev. Duane Hamil officiating. Interment will follow in Meadowbrook Gardens.
The family will receive friends at the church for one hour prior to the service.
Robert was born February 28, 1940 in the Minter community of Lamar County, a son of Gordon Ray and Eunice Lorene Vickers Gibson. He was a graduate of East Lamar Schools, then entered the U.S. Army, through which he honorably served his country. He later retired after a long career as a truck driver. He was a member of the Cowboy Church.
He married Pam Bryant Gossett on December 20, 1986 in Paris. She preceded him in death on October 29, 2003. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his father.
Robert is survived by eight children, Donna, Cindy, Sherry, Machael, Brenda, Pam, Duane, and Scottie; sixteen grandchildren, including a special granddaughter and caregiver Kristin; nine great-grandchildren; his mother, Lorene Gibson; a sister, Daphnia Downs and husband Sam; and a brother, Tommy Gibson and wife Sue.