Okey M. Gibson, 80 - Kent Ohio

Okey M. Gibson, 80, of Kent, Ohio, died Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at Hennis Care Center Dover, Ohio.

He was born January 30, 1930 in Joker, West Virginia, to Lora and Ada Kerby Gibson.

Sergeant Okey served in the U. S. Army in Korea, where he received the Korean Service Medal with three bronze stars, Combat Infantryman's Badge, and United Nations Service Medal. He was a carpenter with the Reeves Lumber Company in Akron, Ohio, for over fifty years.

He is survived by sons, Michael (Cheryl) Gibson of Dover and Thomas P. (Jill) Gibson of Akron; daughters, Deborah S. Sanford of Brimfield OH, Donna L. Petrow of North Royalton OH; six grandchildren, five step grandchildren, and six step great grandchildren; brothers, Leon (Shirley) Gibson of Raeford NC, and Ed (Dorothy) Gibson of Newcomerstown OH; sisters, Betty Williams of Cleveland OH Estelle Buckus of Rootstown OH and Doris (Larry) Asbury of West Lafayette OH.

He was preceded in death by his wife, of forty six years, Salona Louthen Gibson; brothers, Eugene Gibson, Vernon Gibson, Todd Gibson, Don Gibson, and sister, Edra Rogers.

Calling hours will be held 6-8 p.m. Sunday, July 11 at Bissler & Sons Funeral Home in Kent, Ohio. Funeral services will be held 12-noon Monday, July 12 at the funeral Home. with Pastor Dan Alexoff officiating.

Burial will be in Standing Rock Cemetery.