The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


February 14, 2014

Billy Joe Gibson

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.

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