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Gene R. Gibbs, age 74 of LaCrosse, FL passed away on Thursday July 7, 2011. He was born March 18, 1937 in Hamlet, NC, and relocated to Arcadia, FL, where he played football and basketball, and graduated from DeSoto High School in 1955. He served in the U.S. Army for three years before entering the Reserves. He worked as an underground line-crew foreman at Gainesville Regional Utilities, a member of the Communication Workers of America (C.W.A) and retired after 22 years. He was a member, and deacon at Eastside Baptist Church and Life's Gateway Ministries. He loved gardening was a kind and gentle man, loving husband, and devoted father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Evelyn Darlene Smith, and is survived by his wife of 36 years, Nancy Coleman Gibbs, daughters Nancy Smith Davis, and husband Dwight of Bethlehem, GA, Rona Gibbs Watts, and husband Randy of Loganville, GA and Cindy Diaz, sons Steven R. Gibbs of Fort Myers, FL, Richard E. Gibbs of Niceville, FL, and Jason L. Gibbs, and wife Grace of Riverview, FL, a brother Jack Gibbs and a sister Juanita Ivey, his 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday evening from 5-7PM, where Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday July 12, 2011. Interment with Military Honors will follow at Forest Meadows East in Gainesville.

Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601 (352) 376-5361.

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Milam Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc. of Gainesville
311 South Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601-1803
(800) 433-5361
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Published in Gainesville Sun from July 10 to July 11, 2011
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