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Isiah Argalous Gibson

December 31, 1930 — April 12, 2024

Isiah Argalous Gibson, a stalwart figure in the maritime industry and beloved resident of Vidor, passed away on Friday, April 12, 2024, at the age of 93. Born in Beaumont, Isiah embraced a life of hard work, adventure, and dedication to his family and community.

Isiah's journey began in the U.S. Navy, where he honed his skills and developed a deep love for the sea. His passion led him to pursue a career in the maritime industry, where he served as both a tugboat captain and owner. His expertise and leadership were renowned among his peers, earning him respect and admiration throughout his career.

In addition to his maritime endeavors, Isiah established the I.A. Gibson Trucking Company. His entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to hard work were evident in every aspect of his life.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Isiah was known for his warm-hearted nature and love of entertaining others. As a gifted storyteller, he captivated audiences with tales of his adventures at sea and shared his wisdom with all who would listen. He had a particular passion for teaching children the value of hard work and instilling in them a sense of responsibility and determination.

Isiah's legacy is carried on by his wife Margot Gibson and their children: Gary Parker, Ettie Thompson and husband Brian, Kelli VanAusdal and husband Brandt, Robert Salazar and wife Barbara Jean, Shane Parham and wife Brandi, along with his 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his father, Lane Vestal Gibson, his mother, Corinne Gibson Foreman, his daughters Cheryl Lynn Buckley and Vestal Lane Gibson, his brother James Foreman, and his sister Hester Foreman.

Isiah's faith was an integral part of his life, and he took great pride in his grandson Elder Liam VanAusdal's missionary work in South Korea. In honor of Isiah's memory, donations can be made through Margot to support Elder Van Ausdal's mission.

As we bid farewell to Isiah Argalous Gibson, we celebrate a life lived with purpose, passion, and unwavering devotion to family and community. May his legacy continue to inspire all who knew him, and may his spirit forever sail on the winds of memory.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, April 18, 2024

6:00 - 9:00 pm (Central time)

Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor

1750 Texas 12, Vidor, TX 77662

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Service

Friday, April 19, 2024

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

, Vidor, TX 77662

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Burial

Houston National Cemetery

Houston, TX

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