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George Eddie Gibbs, Sr.

George E Gibbs SrGeorge Eddie Gibbs, Sr. was born on September 14, 1938, in Sims, Arkansas, to Alvin R. Gibbs and Irene Vines Gibbs. He was the second of three children and their only son. He is survived by his wife, Mary Nell (Brown) Gibbs, of over 53 years; and sons, Eddie (Michele) Gibbs of Gulf Breeze, Florida, Jake (Alesia) Gibbs and John (Michele) Gibbs of Jay, Florida; sisters Anniece Flowers and Donna Brewer, both of Mobile. He was Pawpaw to seven grandchildren: Andrew (Katie) Gibbs, Joshua Gibbs, Timothy Gibbs, Anna Gibbs, Zachary Gibbs, Jeremy Gibbs and Bridget Gibbs.

He was a resident of Dixonville, Florida for most of his life and loved the people and community in which he lived. He was an avid gardener, hunter and fisherman and thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors. While he loved to hunt and fish himself, his greatest joy came from the success of his children and grandchildren. His career was in Civil Service at NAS Whiting Field where he worked from 1966 until his retirement as the Planning & Estimating Supervisor in 1995. In his years of service, he distinguished himself as a hard worker and leader and was presented the Meritorious Unit Commendation in 1986 and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and upon retirement. After retirement, he stayed active in his pursuits of gardening, hunting and fishing as well as keeping up with his beloved grandchildren. He was a member of and served as song leader for Dixonville Baptist Church and was dedicated to the Church until its closure in 2008. Most recently, he attended Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church.

A visitation will be held for family and friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, April 23 at Williams Memorial Chapel Funeral Home in Brewton, Alabama. Funeral Services will be at Williams Memorial Chapel at 11:00 AM, Thursday, April 24 with Dr. Lennie Howard officiating, followed by internment at the Dixonville Community Cemetery, Dixonville, Alabama, with Reverend Bill Thompson officiating and WILLIAMS MEMORIAL CHAPEL FUNERAL HOME OF BREWTON, ALABAMA DIRECTING.


Active Pallbearers will be Jim “Moo” Brown, Kenny Flowers, Stephen Jackson, Larry Moore, Ricky Sanders, and Bill Thompson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Haynes Alford, Robert Bradley, John Kemp and Richard Thompson.

The family would like to express our appreciation to the outpouring of love and prayers to neighbors, friends and family members. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society

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