James (Jim) Gibson

July 25, 1943 - December 19, 2010

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James "Jim" Gibson, 67, of Wolcottville went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 19, 2010, at his home surrounded by his loving wife and daughters.

Mr. Gibson retired from Reliable Tool & Machine Company in Kendallville, and had also retired as a truck driver.

He was an avid Nascar fan, who also loved riding his Harley Davidson, camping, cooking, and spending time with his family and friends. Jim also enjoyed taking his grandchildren, Lainy "Fuzzhead", Sammi Jo, and Connor to preschool.

He was born July 25, 1943, in Hindman, Kentucky, to Sam and Elsie (Moore) Gibson. On January 7, 2000, in LaGrange County, he married Tina (Charles) Gibson. She survives at their residence in Wolcottville.

Also surviving are six daughters and two sons-in-law, Mary and Robert Schlatter of Wolcottvile, Tyana Polly of Rome City, Jessica and Seth Leins of Wawaka, Michelle Gibson of Goshen, Amy Gibson of Michigan, and Karen Gibson of Fort Wayne; five sons and a daughter-in-law, Tommy Gibson of Ligonier, Shon Gibson of Rome City, Lonnie Gibson of Wolcottville, Larry and Jen Polly, Jr. of Helmer, and Casey Polly of Wolcottville; 28 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a special cousin, Jasper Case of Wolcottville; and a sister-in-law, Thelma Meyers of Rome City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Johnny Jones and Jack "Hoot" Gibson, a son, Ronnie Jordan, and a nephew, Jack Gibson who was like a son to him.

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 23, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. in the Wolcottville Church of God with Pastor Gene Suffridge officiating and Pastor Wade Sturdivant to pay a special tribute. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Dempsey and Casey Polly. Active pallbearers will be Jim Fugate, Sr., Charles Wooten, Larry Polly, Jr., Seth Leins, Mickey Holliday, Tommy Gibson, Jr,

Calling is Wednesday, December 22, 2010, after 3 p.m. at the church.

Preferred memorials are to the Wolcottville Church of God.

Arrangements are by Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, State Road 9 North, Wolcottville.

View a video tribute after Wednesday or send condolences to the family at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Amy Richards (Gibson)
July 25th, 2015 2:45pm
Three Rivers, MI

happy birthday daddy! I love and miss you so much! Hope your celebrating great today, I know you would've loved to spend time with your 4 grandchildren, rest in peace daddy!

Amy Gibson
June 24th, 2013 1:26am
Three Rivers, MI

Not a day goes by that I don't think of you dad! I love and miss you so much, and wish you could meet your three grandchildren and could've walked me down the isle for my big day! I thought of you being right next to me though, your grandson Aidyn James walked me down though, I love you so much!

Carin Edelman
April 12th, 2011 7:39pm
LaPaz, In

I love you and I miss you Dad. Love, Carin

December 29th, 2010 10:39pm

I love & miss you, Dad. Love, Mary Your Sweetheart

December 24th, 2010 2:39am

caitlynn n miller
December 24th, 2010 2:36am
december 23rd, 2010 9:26p.m

I miss my grandpa already as soon as i seen he was gone i cryed. And I loved him so much he was my favorite grandpa and i was his favorite he thougt i was his sweet little "ANGEL". I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike & Amy Terry
December 23rd, 2010 12:31am
Kendallville, IN

So sorry for you loss, our thoughts and prayers are w/the entire family.

sharon jordan
December 22nd, 2010 11:05pm

Tom, Lonnie, Michelle and Shon: All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all! My Uncle Jim has always had and will have a special place in my heart.

Pauline Ritter
December 22nd, 2010 11:02pm
Rome city, In

Tina and family: Sorry for your lose, Deepest sympathy.Sorry I couldn't be there for you in you time of sorrow. All my love Pauline

Sylvia (Dvis) Schneider
December 22nd, 2010 8:15pm

I'm sorry about the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, and friend. May you all find comfort in the memories you shared. I've found that time heals. I've also found hope in the Bible's hope of a resurrection on a paradise earth Sincerely, Sylvia(Davis) Schneider

Jerry and Debbie Butler
December 22nd, 2010 4:39pm
Rome City

For the Family-Jerry and I are praying for y'll during this time. I have known Jim all my life, and so has Jerry. He will be missed. Our condolences to the family.

Jackie Thompson
December 22nd, 2010 1:55pm
Topeka In.

Your smile will be missed. Now may God smile on you.

Vicky Smith
December 21st, 2010 11:23pm
Topmost, Kentucky

Michelle, Tommy, Lonnie, Shon, and Tina, My heart goes out to all of you and the rest of the family. I know what you are going through in a way, because, I lost my Mom(Pat Smith) in February of 2009. My prayers and thoughts will be with all of you during this difficult time. Wish I could be there with you all. Just remember he is in a better place and looking down over all of you and keeping you safe. He is not suffering anymore.If you need to talk email me at crj962001@yahoo.com and I'm on facebook. Love to all of you!!!

Amy Garl
December 21st, 2010 5:55pm
Constantine, MI

Amy...your Dad was a very special man who loved you very much. Jim will always hold a special spot in my heart as someone I respect very much! I love you honey...

Donna (Heltzel) Rasler
December 21st, 2010 5:12pm
Rome City, Indiana

Ride on the wind...thru clouds and mist...you've earned your true wings...of ruby, emerald, and amethyst...Two who wait there...straddlin' scooters on high...as you see their white robes glisten...we imagine the smile in your eyes...Ride on the wind...it's been custom built by two...who lovingly prepared it...as they've waited for you...wonderful, earthly angels...now joined in Heaven above...beautiful you all are...and personified thru our love.

Martha Clifton
December 21st, 2010 4:48pm
Wolcottville, IN

May you sleep with the angels. You will be missed dearly. We all love you very much. Tim, Martha, Nathan, and Haley Clifton

Donna (Heltzel) Rasler
December 21st, 2010 4:30pm
Rome City, Indiana

Peace is now yours, Jimmy. Give Jack and Hoot my love. To the family, my thoughts are with you.

homer bentley&kim rogers
December 21st, 2010 2:16pm

our prayers are with you all.god bless

mike and cathy holliday
December 21st, 2010 1:44pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. He will be with you everyday, God bless all of you.

Tabatha DePew & family
December 21st, 2010 4:19am
Kendallville IN

Amy, He is only gone away with a friend. Much Love sent to you during this diffucult time.

Tom and Jane Hulen
December 20th, 2010 9:15pm

Know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Keep the memories warm in your heart. God Bless, Tom and Jane Hulen