Billy Joe “Bill” Gibson Jan. 15, 1931 ~ April 26, 2013
April 19, 2013, 8:00 am by Staff Reports
Bill served in the Navy on Nov. 30, 1948, and was honorably discharged Nov. 21, 1952. He met the love of his life, Marie Kolb on a blind date, one month prior to leaving the Navy. It was leap year so Marie asked him to marry her. He smiled and raised her question with "how about we go to Texas”. So they did and were together for 60 years.
A rancher all his life, he enjoyed everything to do with horses, cattle and other animals. He loved hunting, fishing, steer roping, and being with his family and friends of whom he had so many. He also took pleasure in attending his children’s and grandchildren’s many activities throughout his life. In 1966 he was awarded Cowboy of the Year for his dedicated service by the Hill Country Livestock Raisers Association.
In addition to his wife Marie, Bill is survived by his sons Lynn Gibson and wife Cynthia of Burnet, Wayne Gibson and wife Della of Granite Shoals, and daughter Lisa Ulbricht and husband Ronald of Marble Falls. Three grandsons Hunter Gibson, Patrick Gibson, and Brandon Colclasure, and three granddaughters Whitney, Kendall, and Rylie Ulbricht survive him. He was also blessed with three beautiful great-grandchildren Conner, Fallon and Mason Gibson. There are also nieces, nephews and countless other loving relatives, and friends who will miss him dearly.
Visitation was held Monday, April 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home in Marble Falls. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, at the Clements-Wilcox Funeral Home with Greg Neill officiating. Burial will follow at Pecan Cemetery in Llano County. Pallbearers are Hunter Gibson, Patrick Gibson, Bubba Ussery, Clay Simmons, Frank Haynes, Gary Larrimore, Robert Cowan and Daryl Templeton. Honorary pallbearers are Robert Crownover, Butch Crownover, Raymond Herrington, Gerald Shaffer, Ralph Ebeling and Kenny Jastow.
The family wishes that donations be sent to the American Red Cross for the victims of the West disaster. Condolences may be offered to www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com
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