Randy Gibson

Randy “Big Ran” Carl Gibson, 63, of Orange, Texas passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at his mother-in-law’s home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor John Fortenberry. Burial will follow at King Cemetery in Hartburg, Texas.

He was born in Panama City, Panama but moved to Starks when he was less than a year old. He played college baseball at Northwestern State University. He worked as a conductor for Union Pacific for 38 years, also serving as the UTU local chairman of the Local 1458.

He is survived by his wife, Deana Gibson of Deweyville, Texas; parents, Carlton Gibson and wife Idell Drake Gibson; children, Drake Gibson and wife Ana of San Marcos, Tera Cassidy and husband Kyle of Deweyville, and Stephen Gibson and wife Tasia, also of Deweyville; five grandchildren; and siblings, Donna Brooks and Carla Jordan.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, John Gibson and wife Tressa and Clarence Drake and wife Juanita.