Charles Melford Gibson, formerly of Dexter, was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on May 4, 1927 and passed away in Dallas, Texas on February 23, 2016, at the age of 88 years, 9 months, and 19 days.
Charles had spent his childhood and early adult life in Dexter. After serving his country as a supply truck driver in Korea, Charles came home and spent the remainder of his life in the trucking business, first as a truck driver, then as owner of a small trucking company. He had been a member of the Assembly of God Church in Missouri and was now a member of the Cowboy Church in Dallas Texas. On October 22, 1944, he was married to Mayola Ellen McCamish in St. Louis, Missouri. His wife of 60 years preceded him in death on December 29, 2004.
Surviving are one daughter, Pamela K. gibson of Lewisville, Texas; two sons, Charles Michael "Mike" Gibson of Knoxville, Tennessee, Mark A. Gibson of St. Louis, Missouri; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren; numerous friends including truckers from across the country. He was also preceded in death by one great grandson, Lance Polk of Fort Smith, Arkansas.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2016, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laurel Land Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas.
Graveside services and interment will be held on Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in the Bernie Cemetery in Bernie, Missouri with the Rev. Mike Kohlbaker of Dexter, Missouri officiating with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter, Missouri in charge of arrangements.