Joe T. Gamble, 88, of Big Spring died Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home. The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Chapel with the Rev. Elwin Collum, pastor of Hillcrest Baptist Church, officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Colorado City Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 15, 1924, in Colorado City, Texas, to Mary Maxie (Prentice) and William Gamble. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving in World War II where he received a Purple Heart. He was a paint contractor and a member of the Howard County Sheriffâ€™s Posse. He loved kids and always had them around.
He is survived by three sons, Michel Gamble and wife Jaynie of Lake Colorado City, Terry Gamble and wife Galynn of Lake Colorado City and Perry Gamble and wife Wanda of Big Spring; one stepson, Buddy Owens of Big Spring; one stepdaughter, Janice Gaskins of Coahoma; three brothers, Mack Gamble and wife Helen of Dover, Ark., Vernon Gamble and wife Margaret and Prentice Gamble and wife Linda, all of Big Spring; two sisters, Frances Walden of Weatherford and Marie Metcalf of Georgia; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He also leaves his cherished friend and caretaker, Manuel Limon of Big Spring.
Pallbearers will be Logan Gamble, Justin Gamble, Matthew Gamble, Jack Owens, Gary Harris and Joe Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Evans, Nathan Greer, Joshua Rainey, Jordan Rainey, Stephen East, George Davila and Manuel Limon.
The family suggests memorials to Home Hospice, 111 E. Seventh St. Ste. A, Big Spring, Texas 79720.
Arrangements are by Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Pay your respects online at www.myersandsmith.com