|David H. Gibbs, age 66, of Rural Galva, Illinois died on Monday, April 16, 2012 at 8:10 A.M. at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, Illinois.
He was born on August 31, 1945 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Dale and Margaret Hilton Gibbs. He attended and graduated from ROVA High School in 1961. He married Rebecca Gibbs and she preceded him in death. He then married Sue A. Fancher on May 4, 2002 in LaFayette, Illinois.
Surviving are two sons: David Corey (Brooke) Gibbs of Portland, Oregon and Chad (Lynn) Gibbs of Galva, Illinois. One step-daughter: Jennifer Tse of Dallas Texas and one step-son: Eric (Heather) Smith of Bloomington, Illinois. Four foster children: Miles, Isaak, Jada, and Hayley. Five grandchildren: Shelby, Zack, Dani, Kaci, and Jayme Gibbs. Three step-grandchildren: Adara Nova and Orion Tse; and Reznor Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, and one brother, Bruce.
He was employed by Maytag for over 30 years retiring in 1995 as a assembler.
He enjoyed gardening and raising tomatoes. He loved to travel and spend time with his children and grandchildren. He was an avid sports fan watching the CUBS, Steelers, Bulls, Bears, the University of Illinois and Bradley University.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at the Oaks Community Church in Oak Run, Dahinda, Illinois. Rev. Marty Briney Officiating. There will be no visitation. Private Graveside Services will be held on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the Galva Cemetery, Galva, Illinois. In-Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Family. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences or sympathy cards may be sent through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com