Gerald C. Gibbs

Gerald C. Gibbs, 79, of E. St. Louis, IL, born Saturday, September 12, 1931, in E. St. Louis, Illinois, died Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Rosewood Care Center in Swansea.

Mr. Gibbs worked as a Toll Collector for Veteran's Bridge. He served in the Navy during the Korean War and received the National Defense Service Medal Ribbon, United Nations Service Ribbon and Korean Service Ribbon with two engagement stars and China Service Medal.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Claude Albert "Rabbit" and Ruby M., nee Hall, Gibbs
  • Brothers
    • Robert H. Gibbs
    • Karol E. Gibbs

Surviving are his:

  • Nieces and Nephews
    • Daniel (Rosalie) Gibbs of Belleville, IL
    • Lynn (Terry) Rettle of Littleton, CO
    • Dawn (Danny) Greathouse of Fairview Heights, IL
    • Gary (Lisa) Gibbs of Belleville, IL
  • Sister-in-Law: Patricia J. Gibbs of Smithton, IL
  • Great Nieces and Nephews
  • Cousins and Friends

Special thanks to the staff at Rosewood Care Center for their compassionate care.

Visitation: Friends may call from 12-1 pm Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at Kurrus Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences left for Gerald C. Gibbs:

    Mr. Gibbs and I sat at the same table for our meals. I enjoyed his company. He was a man of few words but when he spoke the words were meaningful.\
    Very Sorry for your loss.

    John Chamberland

    John A. Chamberland O'Fallon IL 62269