Bill J. Gibbens

Bill J. Gibbens, 71, of Heavener died Wednesday, July 3, 2013, in Heavener. He was born Sept. 2, 1941, at Baxter Springs, Kan. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a poultry farmer.Bill is preceded in death by his parents Betty and Paul Harris.He is survived by his wife, Joan Gibbens of the home; three daughters, Lorri Gibbens of Muskogee, Saundra Taylor of Lancaster, Texas, and Debra Meskimen of Portland, Okla.; a brother, Raymond Harris of Shell Knob, Mo.; a sister, Sue Tabor of Shell Knob; nine grandchildren, Travis and Sarah Gibbens, Abigail and Hillary Meskimen, Theresa Taylor, Rebecca Fabion, Jimmy, William and John Gibbens; and five great-grandchildren.Honorary pallbearers will be Stoney Brown, Joe Allen, Rick West and James Morrison.Service are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, July 8, at Grace Manor Memorial Chapel, Poteau, with Bro. Scott Bates officiating. In lieu of flowers please send a donation to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, OKC, OK 73123-1718. Arrangements are being handled by Grace Manor Funeral Home. You may leave an on-line greeting to the family at