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Ashby Funeral Home

108 West Narroway, Benton, AR

Phone: 501-778-2544

Sam "Pokey" Gipson

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Published: January 17, 2013

Sam "Pokey" Gipson Sr., 73, of Benton, passed away January 14, 2013. He was born September 13, 1939 in Benton, Arkansas to the late Marshall and Ruth Gipson. Pokey served in the United States Air Force from August 8, 1957 to August 7, 1963. He retired from both the Benton Police Department and Saline County Sheriff's Department.

He is survived by his sons, Lynn Gipson, Sam Gipson Jr. and wife, Marjorie, Matthew Gipson and wife, Toni, Mark Gipson and wife, Annie, daughter, Michelle Gipson, brothers, Sid Gipson and wife, Pat of Benton, Jerry Gipson and wife, Kim of Richmond, Virginia, grandchildren, Christopher, Raider, Savanna, Isaiah, Stetson and Aiden Gipson and 12 great-grandchildren.

Chapel Services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 2 p.m. Friday with Bro. Kim Hammer officiating. Burial will follow at Old Rosemont Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday at Ashby's. The family request that in lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Baptist Health Foundation, 9601 I-630 Exit 7, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. On line guest book at

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