Mr. Jimmie Gene Gideon, of Anderson, Missouri, departed this life suddenly on Thursday afternoon, February 25, 2021. Jimmie suffered a massive heart attack while opening a grave at Noel Cemetery, he was 62 years of age.
Jimmie entered this life on January 30, 1959, in Neosho, Missouri, born to the union of Kennith and Leatress (Leuellen) Gideon. He was a lifelong area resident and a 1977 graduate of McDonald County High School. He furthered his education at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin, graduating from the Policy Academy. Jimmie believed in hard work. He served as a McDonald County Sheriff’s Deputy, drove a school bus for the McDonald County School District, worked for the city of Granby, was a talented plumber and heavy equipment operator and owned and operated “Got It All” Auction House in Anderson. For the last several years he assisted his father in the grave opening business, opening and closing thousands of graves for families throughout Southwest Missouri. He was a member of the Missouri Governors Mounted Guard, was involved with Kidney Foundation Ride For Life and was a current member of the Anderson City Council. He loved his dog, playing pool, woodworking, lending a helping hand to others and spending time with his grandchildren, even rescuing them with they broke down.
A brother, Noah Wayne Gideon, preceded him in death.
Jimmie is survived by his two children, Tiffany Newhard and husband, Kennith, of Anderson and Matthew Gideon and wife, Sabrina, also of Anderson; seven grandchildren, Paige Newhard, Sara Newhard, Inman Gideon, Dixie Gideon, Allison Medlin, Ashley Medlin and Audrey Medlin; his parents, Kennith and Leatress Gideon of Anderson; a sister, Teresa Carlin and husband, Larry, of Stella, Missouri; a niece and nephew, Jennifer Wilson and Johnathan Carlin both of Stella; a great nephew, Adrian Carlin; as well as a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be held graveside on Monday afternoon, March 1, 2021 at Tracy Cemetery with Pastor Derald Compton officiating. Those honoring his life by serving as pallbearers are Matthew Gideon, Kennith Newhard, Troy Haviland, Randy Wilson, Rick Strong, Ty Kern and George Kepler with Larry Carlin serving as an honorary. The family will receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 2-4:00 p.m. in the Anderson Chapel of the Ozark Funeral Home. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through our website www.ozarkfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of the Ozark Funeral Home in Anderson, Missouri.