Archive - Jan 16, 2013
Sam â€śPokeyâ€ť Gipson Sr., 73, of Benton passed away Jan. 14.Â
He was born Sept. 13, 1939, in Benton to the late Marshall and Ruth Gipson.
Pokey served in the U.S. Air Force from Aug. 8, 1957, to Aug. 7, 1963.
He retired from both the Benton Police Department and Saline County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
At the time of his death, he was serving on the Benton Civil Service Commission.