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Kenneth Wayne Gibson

May 26, 1928 — December 13, 2022

Our precious dad, Kenneth Wayne Gibson, went peacefully to his heavenly home on Tuesday, December 13, 2022, at the age of 94. He was a beloved son, brother, husband, daddy, uncle and grandfather. Most of all, he was a believer of Jesus Christ. Kenneth was born to William Dyson Gibson and Evalena Killingsworth Gibson in Goldonna, Louisiana, on May 26, 1928. He graduated from Goldonna High School on May 22, 1945. Kenneth worked at his parents’ General Store and Cafe in Goldonna and attended Louisiana Tech. He then joined the Air Force in 1948 and was stationed in Selma, Alabama, New York, the Philippians, Japan and Korea. After returning home from the Korean War he married Shirley Myers and they had two daughters, Sonya and Sherie. Kenneth graduated from Northwestern State College and upon graduation was employed by United Gas in Shreveport. Kenneth loved to hunt, fish and garden. He had quite the green thumb and could raise any fruit or vegetable. Throughout his years, he shared the fruits of his labor with his family, friends and neighbors. In 1975 Kenneth was transferred with his company to Houston, Texas. During that time, he married his second wife, Adele Wainwright, on April 1, 1983. After completing 30 years of service with United Gas/Pennzoil, Kenneth retired in March of 1986. He and Adele enjoyed some of their retired years traveling the United States in their motor home. In 1991, they decided to settle in Russellville, Arkansas. Kenneth and Adele were members of First Baptist Church of Russellville. He was active in his Sunday School Class, Men’s Bible Study Class and Habitat for Humanity. Kenneth and Adele remained in Russellville until February 2020, when their health began declining. Kenneth passed away peacefully while residing at Garden Park Nursing Home in Shreveport, Louisiana. Kenneth leaves behind to cherish his memory, his wife Adele, daughter Sonya and husband Johnny Booty of Shreveport, daughter Sherie and husband Tom Moore of Natchitoches, loving sister, Doris Gibson Hanson of Shreveport, seven grandchildren; Joshua Gibson Booty of Miami Beach, Florida, John Abram Booty and wife Amy of Newport Beach, California, John David Booty and wife Jillian of Newport Beach, California, Jack Andrew Booty of Miami Beach, Florida, Alan Duane Starks of Cooksville, Tennessee, Brandi Starks-Simms and husband Luke of Natchitoches and Bradley Dyson Starks of Natchitoches and 14 great grandchildren. Visitation will be at Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches on Thursday, December 22, 2022, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Funeral service to honor Kenneth will begin at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow at Goldonna Cemetery. Johnny Booty will be conducting the service. Pall bearers; Duane Starks, Brad Starks, Michael Sawyer, Mel Hanson, Jason Ross. and Jonathan Ross. Honorary pall bearers; Tom Moore, Josh Booty, Abram Booty, John David Booty, Jack Booty and James Earl Gibson. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Hope For Nash give.cureduchenne.org or a charity of your choice.
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Visitation

Thursday, December 22, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home

848 Keyser Ave, Natchitoches, LA 71457

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Funeral Service

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Blanchard St. Denis Funeral Home

848 Keyser Ave, Natchitoches, LA 71457

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Burial

Thursday, December 22, 2022

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