John Richard Gibson, 76, of Robeline passed away peacefully Jan. 25, 2022.
 He was a loving husband, father and grandfather that cherished every moment spent with his family.
John is survived by his beloved wife, Verline Gibson; son, Blaine Gibson and wife Laura Gibson; granddaughter, Amanda Comeaux and husband J.D. Comeaux; and grandson, Ryan Gibson; brothers, Mike and Darrell Gibson. John’s circle also included numerous stepchildren, step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and an abundance of friends. He was a kind and gentle man who treasured his family and friendships.
John was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie Gibson and Thelma Barrett Gibson of Arizona; brothers, Lee Gibson, Daniel Gibson and Fred Gibson; and his beloved only sister, Rose Marie Childs.    
As the owner of Riteway Grocery and Just Johns (JJ’s) Dancehall and Lounge in Natchez for over40 years, John became an honorary, well-respected member of the Natchez community. He was well known for his witty personality and generous heart as anyone whom may have been in need knew all they had to do was walk in the store and ask. John had a great sense of humor and loved sharing many stories of his adventurous life. His smile was contagious and will be greatly missed by many.  
 A celebration of memories with John will be at JJ’s Dancehall Saturday, Feb. 12 from 2-6 p.m.  Friends and family are welcome to come share stories and honor the life of John Gibson.