Billy Joe Gibson, 82, of Palestine, Texas, passed away at 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014.
He was born Feb. 19, 1931 to Jim Gibson and Jackie Beaver.
Billy Joe was preceded in death by his parents; children, Billy Joe Gibson Jr. and Deborah Lee Sexton.
Billy Joe is survived by his two grandkids, Brian Steven Wacha and wife Ashley Wacha; and Stacie Lee Wacha; friend, James Shaw; six great-grandchildren, Kelsey Wacha, Tate Wacha, Brannon Bedre, Lane Wacha, Matthew Wray and Brian Steven Paul Wacha.
Billy Joe served in the Korean War and was known as a rancher as well as starting up BJ Bail Bonds in 1980 for 27 years. He later turned it over to his late daughter, Deborah Lee Sexton.
A memorial will be set at a later date.