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Opal Gibson

Opal Gibson (Barger)

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Obituary

Opal Estelle Barger Gibson went to be with her Lord and Savior at age 100 on Sunday, December 8, 2019, with loving family by her side.

Opal Gibson was born on April 1, 1919, in the Cedar Community in Freestone County, TX to W.M. (Mitchell) and Climmie Barger.

Opal was preceded in death by her parents, husband Johnny Gibson, son Donald Pope, son-in-law Troyce Smith, brothers Homer Barger, W.C. Barger, Herbert Barger, and sister Gracie Christian. She is survived by daughters Helen Smith and Glenda Reiber and husband Norman. Six grandchildren, Donna Jaggers-Moore, Darrell Pope, Keith Pope, Tony George, Lisa Clark, and Clint Reiber and wife Kayla, seventeen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, brother, Orval Barger and wife Ruby, sister in law, Bonnie Barger, numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Opal was proud to be employed by Texas Instruments for 21 years. After retirement, she and her husband Johnny moved to Chandler, Texas where she has been a faithful member of West Lake Baptist Church since 1979. Opal enjoyed traveling across the United States to all the lower 48 states, Alaska and Canada. She always looked forward to being a snowbird during winter months traveling to the Valley. Seeing the blue bonnets in the Texas Hill Country were a highlight in the Spring. She also went on two cruises after she turned 90. Opal enjoyed playing games, crafts, crocheting, sewing and baking for all her family gatherings. Opal always had an adventurous heart but found her joy giving and serving the Lord at church. Opal’s love for her family was endless. She always said that her grandchildren were not loved if they were not spoiled! Her family traditions meant so much to all. The special touch she adds to any occasion or activity she’s involved in has endeared her to many people over the years. She is adored by many, especially her family, and all are blessed and thankful to have had her steadfast unconditional love but trust in God’s promises that we can rejoice in knowing we will be rejoined with her in Heaven. A beloved matriarch for her family.

Visitation will be at 9AM on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at West Lake Baptist Church in Chandler, TX with funeral service to follow at 10 AM. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Teague, TX at 3:30PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to West Lake Baptist Church at 1439 F.M. 315 South, Chandler, TX 75758 or The Hospice of East Texas Home Place at 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701.

Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Chandler Memorial Funeral Home family.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    West Lake Baptist Church
    Address
    1439 FM 315
    Chandler, Texas 75758
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, December 12th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    West Lake Baptist Church
    Address
    1439 FM 315
    Chandler, Texas 75758
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Bro. Lee Evans

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What special memories we all have of Aunt Opal. Loved her smiling face. There will be a another big gap in our family.
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With special memories of sweet Aunt Opal. Love and hugs to all.
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