James M. Gibbens

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James M. Gibbens, 84, of Montell died on Jan. 26, 2014, at his residence. A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Montell. He was born on Nov. 10, 1929, in La Pryor to Viola Gibbens and Roy Gibbens. Gibbens was a decorated veteran of the Korean War, were he served valiantly in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. After the war, he worked for Armco Steel Corp., where he eventually retired as a manager in the metallurgy department. He married Evelyn Blanche Poore on Dec. 14, 1953, in Pasadena. They made their home in Houston for 30 years, where they raised their two sons. After retirement, Gibbens and his wife relocated to Montell, where they remained. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years; parents; three sisters; and one brother. He is survived by two sons, Rex Gibbens of Houston and Mark Gibbens of Dallas; two grandchildren, Amanda and Natalie Gibbens of Houston; seven siblings; and numerous nieces and nephews. RUSHING-ESTES-KNOWLES MORTUARY, WWW.REKFUNERALS.COM
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