Services for Rev. James Carl Gibson, 83, of Ada, Oklahoma and formerly of Bangs, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 at Davis-Morris Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at the Bangs Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

James was born Dec. 26, 1934 in Jewett. He passed away Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018 in Ada, Oklahoma.

James was educated at Jewett, Rice University and Southwestern Baptist Seminary.

He married Patricia Ann Mason Nov. 29, 1956 in Houston. James pastored four churches and was Chaplain at the Brownwood State School for Girls. Moving to pastor First Baptist Church, Bangs in 1964, James and Pat pastored two churches in Brown County.

He made mission trips to Mozambique in Africa and the third trip with his wife Pat. They lived there for several months while he built a church. During their 50-plus years in Brown County, they had several businesses. Their business and church friends were, and are, a blessing to the family.

Survivors include his wife, Pat, of the home; son, Tony Gibson and wife Jenny Cypert of Ada, Oklahoma; son, Dwain Gibson of Redvale, Colorado; and his grandchildren, Mason, Charlie and Lincoln.

Bearers are Maurice Huggins, Bo Blair, Larry Randolph, Randy McVay, Wynn Byler and Bobby Nelson.