Monette- Jerry Wayne Gipson, 72, passed away Monday, May 16, 2016 at his residence.
He was born March 10, 1944 in Bunney to the late Ralph and Emma May Cornwell Gipson. Jerry proudly served his country for twenty-one years in the Arkansas National Guard. He worked for Cameron Construction for thirty years. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He is survived by his children, Carl Allen of Leachville, Deborah Kaye Pitts, Donald John Drennon, Jeremy Lynn Drennon and Gena Michelle Smithee (Joe) all of Monette; a niece, Melanie Gipson of Jonesboro; a nephew, Barry Gipson of Brookland; ten grandchildren, Jeffrey Lee Allen, Jennifer Leann Allen, Kama Mullins, Skyler Smithee, Joe Mac Mullins, Jo Jo Smithee, Gracie Smithee, Haylie Denay Nordan, Jesse Taylor Sandage and Brandon Allen; two great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Anita Gipson; two brothers, R J Gipson and Johnnie Gipson.
A celebration of his life will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette with Rev. Jerry Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Monette Memorial Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Tuesday at Gregg Funeral Home in Monette.
Honored to serve as pallbearers are Skyler Smithee, Joe Mac Mullins, Jo Jo Smithee, Jeffrey Allen, Jason Duffel and Joseph Smithee and as honorary pallbearer, Bryce Smithee and Benny Smithee.