Dennis H. Gibbs, 81 of Bedford passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 in Oakwood Manor Health & Rehab. He was born on June 9, 1934 in Covington, a son of the late Howard T. Gibbs and Ida Harrison Gibbs although he was raised by his grandparents, the late Mr. & Mrs. N. L. Hundley in Covington. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Laura Wilmer Gibbs. Dennis earned all-state football honors while at Covington High School in 1952. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force, a retired Electronics Technician with the Federal Aviation Administration for 34 1/2 years and also worked for Raytheon Company for 4 years. He was a proud member of the Bedford Lions Club, having celebrated his 50 year membership on October 1, 2015. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge # 2844 and Main Street United Methodist Church. He is survived by two sons, Gregory A. Gibbs of Greensboro, NC; Robert H. Gibbs & wife, Emely of Gastonia, NC; four grandsons, Joshua Aaron Gibbs, Seth Alan Gibbs, Trevor Howard Gibbs, Andrew Stephen Gibbs as well as two great grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Glen Gibbs & wife, Kitty of Locust Grove; sisters, Phyllis Zentgraf, Theodore, AL; Edna Gibbs, Bedford; Eveline Hamlin & husband, George of Morgantown, WV, Jackie Robinson & husband, Barry of Hemingway, SC. A memorial service was held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 2 PM at Main Street United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Ecklund officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Covington at a later date. The family received friends Monday from 5 until 7 PM at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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Bedford, VA 24523-1803
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Oct. 7 to Oct. 8, 2015