James Edward Gibson, 71, of Kansas City, MO, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. Funeral service will be 10am Thur., Jan. 20, 2011 at White Chapel Funeral Home, 6600 NE Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO. Visitation will be 6-8 pm, Wed., Jan. 19th at White Chapel. James was born Feb. 17, 1939 in Liberty, Missouri. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp and his biggest hobby was spending time with his grandkids. He retired from KCFD after 35 years of service. Christmas was his favorite holiday, especially making his own lawn ornaments. James was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife, Ellen C. Gibson. He is survived by his son, John Gibson and his wife, Trina; grandkids, Shelbi, Jake & Garrett and 2 sisters, Wilma Woods & Vivian Bozarth. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Lung Association. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.dwnwhitechapel.com. (Arr: D.W. Newcomer's White Chapel Funeral Home, 816-452-8419) D.W. Newcomer's Sons Funeral Homes, Cemeteries, Crematories.