James Larry Gibbens, 76 of Ravenden, passed away peacefully, September 2, 2021.
Born May 24, 1945, in Walnut Ridge; son of the late J.B. and Imogene Gibbens. He was the owner and operator of the Gibbens 66 station in Ravenden for 50 years and Ravenden’s Mayor for 45 years. Larry was a people person, he loved politics, collecting coins, and swapping baseball cards with his grandson Chris.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruthie; his son, Ricky Bagwell; two great granddaughters, Ashlynn Cheyenne Tubbs, and Lucy Mae Olson.
Survivors include four sons, Garry (Karen) Bagwell of Ash Flat, Tommy (Kathy) Bagwell of Ravenden, Terry (Cindy) Bagwell of Williford and Tim (Rhonda) Bagwell of Mountain Home; two daughters, Teresa (Nelson) Nunally of Imboden and Kellie Newton of Tennessee; fourteen grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral Service will be Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 12 P.M. in the 1st Baptist Church in Ravenden with Bro. Barron Wildmon officiating. Pallbearers will be David Waddell, Cody, Matthew, Clay, Keith, and Thomas Bagwell. Interment will follow in the Hope Cemetery in Imboden.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 A.M. until the time of service.