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Jimmie E. Gibson

Jimmie E. Gibson, 84, passed away on April 30, 2023 at home in Appleton, Wisconsin. Jimmie was born on June 30, 1938 to James and Maizie Gibson in St. Louis Missouri. He was a veteran having served in the US Airforce. He worked as a sales rep in the flooring industry until his retirement. Jimmie once owned a carpet store in Ste Gen and Perryville call the “Carpet Man”.  Jimmie loved to dance, especially the jitterbug and enjoyed watching sports, the Cardinals were his favorite team. He also operated the Beacon Café restaurant in Bloomsdale during the 1980’s, once owned by his Father and soon to be open by his grandson.

Jimmie is survived by his wife Linda, his children; Mark (Sarah) Gibson, Diana (John) Lowery, Joan (Mike) Rupp, and step-daughters Amy McKee, Brenda Weyenberg, Jennifer Purdy and Jamie Purdy, 16 grandchildren, 26 great grand¬children, brothers; Jimmy Cadwell, Ricky Cadwell and a sister Debbie Odam, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Jimmie was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Patricia Ohlman, his son, Dannie Gibson, step moms; Em Gibson and Jeanette Gibson, also brother LaMar Cadwell, sister Bertha “Sis” Gibson.

The memorial service for Jimmie occurred on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at the Verkuilen Van Deurzen Family Funeral Home. For online condolences please visit