James Earl Gibbons, 79, of Kaufman passed away at home surrounded by his family on Oct. 13, 2018. James was born to Robert Lee and Freda May Gibbons on Aug. 10, 1939 in McKinney. James married Angelena Gibbons in 1985. He lived in Scurry and in Kaufman since 1970. James loved to play his guitar, even writing his own songs and making a record. He spent time camping, fishing and hunting. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and the most important thing to him was his family and being with them or knowing where they were when they weren't with him. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters, Sandra Pratt and husband Michael of Mabank and Jeana Riley and husband Chad of Kaufman; son, James Allen Gibbons of Kaufman; first wife, Patsy Evans; brothers, Robert, Terry and Clyde; sisters, Shirley, Dorothy, Nita and Darla; grandchildren, Mistie, Trent, James Jr. and Justin; great-grandchildren, Reagyn, Parker, Dustin, Grayson, Brook and Braden; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and friends who will miss him dearly.