James William “Jamie” Gipson

Mr. James William “Jamie” Gipson, 61, of Cookeville, passed from this life Monday, June 22, 2020, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center, surrounded by loved ones, as his soul was welcomed into Heaven.

He graduated from Rickman High School in 1976 and married the love of his life, Regina, in 1983. He was a small business owner and entrepreneur, specializing in horticulture and landscaping.

Born October 2, 1958, in Anderson, IN, he was the son of the late Charles and Marjorie (Ray) Gipson of Crawford.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, William and Hallie (Ledbetter) Ray; paternal grandparents, Charlie and Nellie (Copeland) Gipson; a beloved sister, Carolyn (Gipson) Clay; an admired brother-in-law, Lonnie Lawson; and several other close family members and friends.

He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Regina Kay (Farris) Gipson of Cookeville; a son and daughter-in-law, Shawn William Gipson and Candy Brown of Cookeville; and two daughters and sons-in-law, Amber and Tyson Matheney of Cookeville and Heather and Daniel Norton of Murfreesboro.

Mr. Gipson was blessed with seven precious grandchildren who will miss him dearly, Cecilia Anniston Gipson, Sarah Annette Uselton, Shawn Levi Gipson, Zoey Lynn Gipson, Lilly Grace Cooper, Thomas Lane Matheney, Noah Gage Norton, future William James Norton, and newcomers Harley, Layla, and Alissa Pollard.

Additionally, he leaves behind a dear sister, Barbara (Gipson) Lawson; an adored brother, Larry Gipson; much loved nieces and nephews, Amy Farley, Michelle Taylor, Michael Lawson, Eric Gipson, and Kevin Gipson; and a slew of cousins, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

His wishes of cremation are being honored with a Celebration of Life service to be held at a later date.

Special care provided by Goff Funeral Home. (C)