James Lee Gamble
Homer resident James Lee Gamble died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at his home. He was 55.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 22, in the long-term care commons area at South Peninsula Hospital. His ashes will be scattered in Kentucky at a later date.
Mr. Gamble was born July 12, 1950, in Evansville, Ind. He attended Southeastern Illinois College from 1968 to 1970. In 1971, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served his country honorably until he was discharged in 1975. He continued his education at Southern Illinois University, receiving his bachelor's degree in political science in 1976.
In 1984, Mr. Gamble received his registered nurse license in Phoenix. He moved to Kotzebue in 1998 and to Anchorage in 2000. In 2003, he moved to Homer and was working at South Peninsula Hospital.
"Jim leaves behind many friends he had met on the travels he made across the world. He loved bragging on his only son, Matt, and doting on his granddaughters. He was anticipating his third grandchild in January. He enjoyed painting, art, reading and traveling," his family said.
Mr. Gamble was preceded in death by his parents, Claudia and Harlan Gamble.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Misty Gamble; grandchildren, Leilani Gamble and Ashley Pritchett, all of DeSoto, Ill.; sisters and brothers-in-law, Jane Whitlock-Curran and Dan Curran of St. Louis and Lori and Keith Whitlow of Owasso, Okla.; brother, Scott Gamble of Kentucky; and three nieces, one nephew and many cousins.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel.
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