Delmer Paul Gibson Sr., 90, of Masontown, passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Pine Ridge Nursing Home in Kingwood.
Delmer was born in Masontown, WV on January 31, 1926, a son of the late Paul and Emma (Molisee) Gibson.
He retired from Consol Coal Company after many years of service. Delmer proudly served his country in the Marine Corps during WWII and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Delmer was an Iwo Jima survivor. He attended the Masontown First Baptist Church, and was a member of the Masontown VFW Post 1589, the Morgantown American Legion Post 174, Disabled American Veterans, Marine Corps League and the Iwo Jima survivors association.
Delmer is survived by his wife, Bernice M. Gibson; his children; Delmer Gibson Jr. of NC, Emma Jean Nixon of Morgantown; Patrick J. Gibson and companion Ruth M. Myers of Masontown, and Kimberly Robinette and spouse of Charleston; step daughter, Karen Soccorsi Centofanti and husband Arthur of Masontown; two sisters, Bonnie Jean Gibson of Cleveland, OH and Connie Marlene Jenkins and husband Joe of Pentress; two brothers, Robert Gibson Sr. of Morgantown and George Gibson Sr. and wife Mary of Windham, OH; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Anna Marie Kmetz; one daughter, Karen Kay Gibson; one son, Kevin L. Gibson; seven brothers, William Henry Gibson Sr., Earl Ray Gibson, Junior Leroy Gibson, James Melvin Gibson, Virgil Gibson, Theodore "Teddy" Gibson and John Z. Gibson and one sister, Nettie Alice Nuce.
Friends may call at the Field Funeral Home in Masontown on Friday October 7, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, October 8, 2016 from 11 a.m. until the 12 noon service with Rev. David Spence officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Preston County VFW Honor Guard, Preston County Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 977 and the Marine Corps Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Masontown Cemetery.
Condolences may be extended online to the family at www.fieldfuneralhome.com.