Charles R. Gibson, 67, of Ash Flat, formerly of Tupelo, Miss., died Aug. 23, 2005, with his wife and children at his side.
Gibson was born March 2, 1938, in Agnos, Ark., the son of Hanly and Guelda (Estes) Gibson. He was a member of the Ash Flat Church of Christ. He was retired self-employed businessman and co-founder of Gibson Container, a corrugated paper manufacturing plant in Tupelo, Miss. He was an avid deer hunter and gardener, but most of all he is remembered for being "Uncle Charlie," "Poppa" and "Dad."
He leaves behind his wife, Joann of the home; three daughters and their husbands Terry and Glen Ross of Conway, Ark., Julie and Bill Duncan of Ash Flat, and Tammie and David Owens of Oxford; one son and his wife, Chuck and Venita Gibson of Ash Flat; his mother, Guelda of Agnos; three brothers and their wives, Waymon and Dolline Gibson of Tupelo, Miss., Don and Billie Gibson of Agnos, and Joey and Donna Gibson of Tupelo; one sister and her husband, Ginger and Mark Hollingshad of West Plains, Mo.; seven grandchildren -- Travis, Keith and Nathan Duncan, all of Ash Flat, Scott King of Ravenden Springs, Brian and Brandi Ross of Conway, and Amber Gibson-Bean of Ash Flat; three great grandchildren -- Bucky, Kaitlyn and Sarah Duncan, all of Ash Flat; and numerous family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Hanly.
Funeral services were held Aug. 26 at the Ash flat Church of Christ with Keith Gregson officiating. Burial followed in the Highland Cemetery at Highland.
Pallbearers were Jim Moore, David Gibson, Danny Gibson, Dwayne Seamster, Bob Wadley and Marty Ross.
Honorary pallbearers were Tony Schlehuber, Tommy Tucker, Bill Nix and Gerald Powell.
Arrangements are under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.