Whitesburg KY

Gibson rites set

Graveside services for Edgar L. Gibson, 77, will be held at 2 p.m., July 13, at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff. Military honors will be provided by a team from Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

Born in Neon, he was a son of the late Monroe Issac and Ora Russel Collins Gibson. He died December 21 in Louisville after a short illness. His wife of 50 years, Beverly Patterson Gibson, who died December 4, 2002, will be buried with her husband.

Gibson was graduated from Fleming-Neon High School in 1948 and enlisted in the U.S. Air Force with the duties of communication and intelligence. He served in the Korean and Vietnam wars and also served in Japan, Turkey and Germany. His last assignment was to the 1923rd Comm Group as center operations superintendent. He received the Air Force Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service four times, and the Bronze Star. He retired in 1974 after service of 26 years.

In 1978, he joined the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service as assistant port director in Laredo, Tex. In 1988 he was transferred to the Louisville office where he was an adjudication officer. He worked for the Immigration and Naturalization Service for 28 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Gwen Valdez and husband Ronnie, Enid, Okla.; two sons, Mark Gibson and wife Mary, Louisville, and Gary Gibson, Houston, Tex.; a brother, Stanley Gibson, McRoberts; a sister, Geraldine Mosgrove, Detroit, Mich.; five grandchildren, Kristi, Cammi, Ashley, Beverly, and Jessica; and a great-grandchild, Aaron Eric.

Gibson was preceded in death by four brothers, Kermit McIntosh, McKinley Gibson, Arnold Gibson and Lowell Gibson, and a sister, Dianna Lynn Hall.

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