Robert William Gibbs

Born: Sat., Apr. 23, 1938
Died: Thu., Mar. 16, 2017


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Mar. 21, 2017
Location: Fickes Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Mar. 22, 2017
Location: Fickes Funeral Home

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Robert William Gibbs, 78 of rural Hayesville died Thursday March 16, 2017 at Wooster Community Hospital.  He was born April 23, 1938 in Ashland Co. the son of Floyd L. and Esther Campbell Gibbs Sr.  He graduated from Ashland High School and was a member of the Jeromesville Christian Church.  He worked at F.E. Myers for 42 years.  Bob loved the Cleveland Indians, Western Movies, and helping area farmers.  He never knew a stranger and loved spending time with family.
He will be missed by his wife, Karen Schoonover Gibbs to whom he was married February 18, 1961, four daughters, Lori (Steve) Allenbaugh of Hayesville, Sandy (Bruce) Swaisgood of Polk, Susie (Mark) Hynek of Ashland and Lisa (Matt) Egner of Columbus, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, a sister, Cheryl Sisinger of Ashland and a brother, Floyd (Marty) Gibbs Jr. of Ashland.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Janet Gibbs and a brother, James Flanagan.
Services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday March 22, 2017 at Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville with Pastors Keith Winn and John Collins officiating.  Burial will be in Jeromesville Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday March 21, 2017 from 6-8 pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Jeromesville Christian Church P.O. Box 55 Jeromesville, OH 44840 or Hillsdale Cares c/o Cindy Young P.O. Box 155 Jeromesville, OH 44840.
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Charles and Ruth Ann Gibbs
   Posted Sat March 18, 2017
Dear Karen and family, We are so very sorry for your loss!! Bob had a "giant" to fight and he fought a valiant battle with all of his strength.. Bless his heart!! He was always so friendly to us and we enjoyed talking with him. Praying that each of you may feel the strength and comfort of God's loving arms at this time, in the coming days, and all throughout your journey on this earth. May this verse comfort you. .Psalms 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints".... Sending lots of hugs, love, and prayers for each of you at this very challenging time. With sincere sympathy, Your Cousin, Charles & Ruth Ann Gibbs

Janet Derr
   Posted Sat March 18, 2017
So sorry to hear about Bob. Prayers go to the family from George and I.

Teri Kopylchak Keck
   Posted Sat March 18, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Bob was a sweet man. May God hold you all in His arms and give you all strength and love you need in your time of sorrow. He will be deeply missed. Prayers and hugs. Thinking and praying for you all.

Georgia Carl
   Posted Sat March 18, 2017
SO sorry to hear this. My heart and prayers are with you all. Last time I saw him was at Aunt Esther's funeral so many years ago. May God's peace wash over the family.

Laurie Mooney M.D.
   Posted Sun March 19, 2017
I saw Bob once a year at the Samaritan clinic and he was always the highlight of my day. Even seeing his smile in his obituary picture just made me smile. Your statement that he "never knew a stranger" is sure how he made me feel. I'm sure you will all miss him, and I'm very sorry for your loss

David Bell
   Posted Tue March 21, 2017
I met "Bob" several years ago, when he first came to Kingston of Ashland to participate in our Aquatic Arthritis exercise classes. He seemed to enjoy the classes, and initally benefit from the exercise, and of course the social contact with other participants. Even when he stopped the classes, he would stop at the pool to ask how everyone was doing. Always with a kind word and of course his BIG smile. Bob added a high degree of positive energy to every personal contact he made. I have missed his friendship in the recent year(s) and will always think of Bob, and his close family members who I also have come to value as personal friends. Go in Peace. You are missed.

Rhoda and Jonathan
   Posted Wed March 22, 2017
Karen and family,

You are in our prayers. We always enjoyed talking with Bob, he was a blessing.

Rhoda and Jonathan

Pat Seese
   Posted Wed March 22, 2017
Dear Karen, Was so sorry to hear about your loss. Bob was so nice to be around when we all met at the pool. You both made my experience there pleasant. Bob will be missed.

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