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Rites held for Alfred Gibson

ALFRED GIBSON

ALFRED GIBSON

Alfred Gibson, 76, of Whitesburg, died February 7.

A son of the late Codell and Zola Gibson, he was also preceded in death by his son, Carl; two brothers, Bill and Merty; and a sister, Mary Nelson.

Mr. Gibson was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War before beginning a career in construction as a heavy equipment operator. He retired in 2005, giving him and his wife the opportunity to return to their Letcher County home where he loved University of Kentucky basketball, going to auctions, reading and watching T.V. Westerns, and spending time with his wife and family including his grandchildren.

He was a member of the Cowan Chapel Church, V.F.W Post 5829, and American Legion Post 152.

Surviving are his wife, Sue Sturgill Gibson; two daughters, Lisa Brown and husband Kevin of Fredricksburg, Va., and Teresa Tubbs and husband Stacy of Neon; a daughter-in-law, Jaclyn Gibson of Punxsutawney, Penn.; grandchildren, Hannah Brown, Carley Gibson, Samantha Tubbs, Ryan Brown, and Carl Gibson; brothers, Alex, William, Morris, Thomas, and Codell Jr.; and sisters, Caldonia Adams, Evyonne Adams, Ruth Shepherd, and Rita Collins.

Funeral services were held February 11 at Letcher Funeral Home.

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