Monday, December 24, 2012

Vernon Gibson, United States Army Veteran

Vernon Gibson was born March 3, 1963 in Buffalo, New York, and passed away November 16, 2012 in Temple, Texas at the age of 49.

Vernon proudly served his country in the United States Army.

An interment service was held on November 26 at the Central Texas State Veterans cemetery.  In attendance were the Patriot Guard Riders who set out fifty American flags along the roadway to the committal shelter.

After the flag draped coffin was moved from the hearse to the shelter, the Riders formed a line of flags around the shelter.

The minister performed a traditional graveside rite of committal and led the gathered family and friends in the Lords Prayer.

The United States Army Honor Detail afforded military honors.  The bugler played taps.  The American flag that covered the coffin was folded into a tight triangle, and presented to Vernon's dear wife, Sharon, on behalf of a grateful nation and the United States Army as a token of appreciation for Vernon's honorable and faithful service.

Vernon Gibson was then laid to rest as the American flag flew at half-staff at the top of the hill in his honor.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, a son, his parents, three brothers, one sister and a host of other family and friends.

With thanks to Branford Dawson Funeral Home for biographical information and to Ceej Foy for additional photograph.

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