Community Friends, Sponsors, and Members of American Legion Post 12, Bethany – Warr Acres.
The Building Committee is continuing to get various bids to bring to the membership so an open and transparent decision can be made for the good of Post 12.
If anyone has yard equipment that they don't use anymore, please let the Commander, Brett Martin know.
We always need non-perishable items for the Blessing Box.
Spaghetti Dinner, Friday September 16th 6-8 PM.
Coffee with a Veteran - September 14, 21, & 28.
We will be using the Main Hall starting in October.
Please join us and we look forward to seeing you soon!
James Wilson Gipson
March 29, 1939 ~ August 13, 2022 (age 83)
James Wilson Gipson, 83, of Yukon, Oklahoma, formerly of Lawton, Oklahoma, went to be with our Heavenly Father on August 13, 2022.
James went by "Jim," but was also known as "Sarge." However, his proudest nickname was "Papa" as his grandson, Sean, called him.
Jim was born to Elizabeth and Sidney Gipson on March 29, 1939, in Birmingham, Alabama. After entering the Army in 1965, he did 3 tours in Vietnam, 1 tour in Korea, Germany, and many others state-side where he earned multiple metals, ribbons, and commendations. He was a very proud Patriot and Veteran, and was honored to serve our Country. After his last assignment, Lawton, Oklahoma became his home for over 30 years where he worked as a civilian at Fort Sill and then at "Mel's Interior Finishes" until he retired and moved to Yukon, Oklahoma.
He was a lifetime member of the Lawton Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and the American Legion. For the past 6 years, Jim was Sergeant-at-Arms with the American Legion Post #12 in Bethany-Warr Acres, Oklahoma and was honored and proud to help his brothers and sisters in arms in any way that he could.
Additionally, he served as a W.A.T.C.H. Dog (Watchdog) at Lakeview Intermediate School in Yukon until the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic. He loved helping with the children to learn and grow in the classroom.
Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 31 years, Irene Gipson; daughter, Jodi Daly-McClaren; son-in-law, Jason McClaren; grandson, Sean Daly, Jr. all of Yukon, Oklahoma; brother, Bill Gipson and his wife, Lisa, of Williamsburg, Pennsylvania; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren; and many other loved ones and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, and a brother, Dallas Gipson.
Memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association, St. Jude's Children's Hospital, or the American Cancer Society.
Jim Gipson will be honored at a Graveside Service on Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 at Fort Sill National Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Ingram, Smith & Turner Mortuary in Yukon, OK.
August 24, 2022
Fort Sill National Cemetery
2648 NE Jake Dunn Rd
Elgin, OK 73538