Joel Giblin | 1940-2014

Published Saturday, March 22, 2014

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Joel “Gib” Giblin

Master Chief Joel “Gib” Giblin, 73, retired military, died Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Decatur.

Memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur with George Quillin officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to service.

Gib was born Sept. 21, 1940, in Baton Rouge, La., to Clancy and Louise (Lucus) Giblin. He married Donna Gener Oct. 9, 1963, in Houston.

Gib served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired after 34 years of service. He was a 33rd-Degree Mason of the Arlington Lodge and a member of the Wise County Veteran Group.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Donna Giblin of Decatur; son Daniel Giblin of Decatur; brother Gerald Giblin of Houston; sister Cheryl Hart of Houston; and other family members and friends.

Memorials can be made to the Wise County Veterans Group by calling 940-683-2382.

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