Richard E. Gibson
Richard Eugene “Papo Jinx” Gibson, 77, of La Pryor died Nov. 5, 2019, in La Pryor.
Gibson was born Aug. 23, 1942, in East Bernard to Willie Mae Hofmann-Gibson and Eugene Gibson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charlie Gibson; and sister, Betty McCain.
Gibson was a trooper for the Texas Department of Public Safety for more than five years and was elected as Justice of Peace for Wharton County in 1978.
In the 1980s, Gibson founded Caney Valley Cotton Company and worked daily until retirement.
He was affectionately known by many as “Papo Jinx.” According to the family, Papo Jinx’s greatest joy in life was being a lifelong horse trainer and cutter, and he was known in the horse community as one of the best. The family said Papo Jinx never met anyone who didn’t become his friend, and his smile would light up the darkest room.
Gibson is survived by his wife, Brenda Gibson of Sabinas, Coahuila, Mexico; daughter, Vanessa Vera and husband, Paul, of La Pryor; sister, Mary McSweeny of East Bernard; and three grandchildren, Garrett Lane Guerrero of New Braunfels, Esteban Logan Gutierrez of San Antonio, and Gabriella Lyn Gutierrez of La Pryor.
A graveside service was held Friday at 11 a.m. at Sunset Hills Cemetery in La Pryor. Pallbearers were Stafford O’ Neal of Elgin, Esteban Logan Gutierrez of San Antonio, Garrett Lane Guerrero of New Braunfels, Billy Krause of El Campo, David Gibson of Rosenberg, and Jason Dube of La Pryor.
Hillcrest Memorial, www.hillcrestmemorialfuneralhome.com