Wayne Gibens (11-20-12) service 11-24-12



Wayne Gibens

Wayne Gibens, of Adamsville, departed this life on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the age of 67 years, 8 months, 15 days.

He was born in Corinth, Miss., on March 5, 1945, the son of Judith M. Stimpson and the late Nolan Gibens. On Nov. 23, 2004, he was united in marriage to Teresa Reddington, who survives.

Mr. Gibens served in the U.S. Army from 1963–1968. A member of the 1st Cavalry Division, he was stationed in Korea, Germany, and then went to Vietnam from 1967–1968. He was with the 1st Cavalry Division Jan. 18, 1968, in Vietnam and supported the Marines at the SAHA during the Tet Offensive.

After his honorable discharge, he lived in Fort Myers, Fla., for 25 years and worked for Lee County Mosquito Control. He was very mechanically minded, which came in handy with his job which required numerous job titles, such as electrician, welder, plumber, etc. He eventually retired from the company. In addition to Fort Myers, Fla., he also called McNairy County, Tenn., home for 6–1/2 years where he was a member of Landmark Pentecostal Church in Adamsville.

Mr. Gibens was a Harley Davidson motorcycle rider and was a member of motorcycle clubs. He enjoyed dancing, loved children, and was an avid and successful gun hunter of deer. He was also very knowledgeable about horses. He was a ferrier, enjoyed walking horses, and trail riding, and was a member of several saddle clubs.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa Reddington-Gibens of Adamsville; children, Vickey Gibens of Corinth, Miss., Brian Gibens of Ft. Myers, Fla., Justin Gibens of Orlando, Fla., and Noel Gibens of Adamsville; mother, Judith Stimpson of Wrightstown, N.J.; sister, Gwen Anchorman of Wrightstown, N.J.; brother, Ronnie Stimpson of St. Louis, Mo.

Services were held on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 1 p.m., at Landmark Pentecostal Church in Adamsville with Darrell Moffett, Elder William Reddington officiating. Burial followed in the Box Chapel Cemetery at Tippah County, Miss.