Joseph D. Gibson, Jr., 68, died Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Wichita, Kansas.
He was born Feb. 17, 1951, in Newton, Kansas, 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, Kansas. They moved to Newton shortly after being married.
Joe 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, Kansas and Mildred Joy Wegener of Toledo, Ohio.
Joe is 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, 2019, at Greenwood Cemetery, in Newton.
Friends may call between 1 and 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.