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James A. Gibson

Mr. James A. Gibson age 65 of Lebanon passed away November 3, 2019, at his home.  A native of Atlanta, GA, he was the son of the late James Thomas Gibson and Frances Bryant Gibson.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina with a Master’s in Public Health.  He was a member of Lebanon First Baptist Church. He retired as assistant Director for the State of Tennessee Department of Health Laboratory Services.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-four years, Denise Agee Gibson; three children:  Joel (Tamara) Gibson, Nathan Gibson (Stephanie Paredes), Rachel Gibson; grandson, Knox Gibson; brother, Bruce (Alice) Gibson; two sisters:  Lynn Gibson, Kathy (Dean) Acuff; mother-in-law, Marie Agee.  He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Rev. Robert D. Agee.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 1 p.m. from the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. David Freeman and Chaplain Erik Cremeans officiating.  Interment – Baird Memorial Cemetery in Hickman, TN.  Honorary Pallbearers:  Co-workers Tennessee Dept. of Health Laboratory Services.  Active Pallbearers:  David and Austin Agee, Lance Browning, Jackson Gibson, Jonathan Dobbins, Dr. Richard Steece.  Visitation Tuesday 3-7 p.m. and Wednesday 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. Bob Clouse says:
    Jim was a great leader at the Lab and I learned a lot from him. My prayers are sent to his family. God will take care of him now.
  2. Phil Baker says:
    I worked with Jim at both the Chattanooga and Knoxville Labs. He was a great coworker and friend. He will be missed.
  3. tracey woodard says:
    the best leader. a true servant. the kindest man. he made the state lab a better place. a total loss to everyone
  4. Debbie Osborne says:
    Jim was always willing to help anyone that needed a hand. We learned a lot from him and he will be greatly missed.