The Rev. James's Story
Services for The Rev. James Carl Gibson, 83, of Ada and formerly of Bangs, Texas, are at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Davis Morris Funeral Home Chapel in Brownwood, Texas.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
The Rev. Gibson passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in Ada. He was born Dec. 26, 1934, at Jewett, Texas, to Bonnie Lee and Carmie Lorraine Hancock Gibson. James was educated at Jewett, Rice University and Southwestern Baptist Seminary.
He married Patricia Ann Mason on Nov. 29, 1956, in Houston.
James pastored four churches and was chaplain at the Brownwood State School for Girls. Moving to pastor First Baptist Church in Bangs in 1964, James and Pat pastored two churches in Brown County.
He made mission trips to Mozambique in Africa and the third trip with his wife, Pat. They lived there for several months while he built a church. During their 50-plus years in Brown County, they had several businesses.
Survivors include his wife, Pat, of the home; a son, Tony Gibson and wife, Jenny Cypert, of Ada; a son, Dwain Gibson of Redvale, Colorado; and his grandchildren, Mason, Charlie and Lincoln.
Published on January 29, 2018