OBITUARY: Joseph D. Gibson

Joseph D. Gibson, Jr., 68, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Wichita.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1951, in Newton, the son of Joseph and Marian Marguerite Draper Gibson Sr. He was raised in the Peabody area with the help of his grandmother, Anna Mable Draper, where he graduated from Peabody High School in 1970.

Joe married Charlene Mildred Bath on June 28, 1980, in Leavenworth. They moved to Newton shortly after being married.

Joe had worked at Ross Milling for more than 20 years. In later years, he worked at the Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant in Newton as “Colonel Sanders.”

Survivors include his two sisters, Janice Edens of Peabody and Mildred Joy Wegener of Toledo, Ohio. 

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; wife Charlene on Oct. 21, 2014; and infant sister Grace J. Gibson. 

Graveside and interment services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. 

Friends may call from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton. 

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