Robert Lee "Bob" Gibbins
1936-2013 Robert Lee (Bob) Gibbins, 77, a resident of Three Maple Drive in Manchester and Harbor View Road in Austin, Texas, passed away November, 19, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving wife and caretakers. Bob was born in Seminole, Oklahoma on February 27, 1936 the son of Robert and Lucille (Shackelford) Gibbins. During his decades long career as a trial attorney he served as President of the American Trial Lawyers Association, Director Emeritus of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, and President of the Travis County Trial Lawyers Association. He was a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and the Texas Bar Foundation. He founded the Travis County chapter of American Board of Trial Advocates. His many honors included The Annual War Horse Award from the Southern Trial Lawyers Association, and the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Champion of Justice Award from the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Bob is survived by his wife Pam Reed of Manchester Center and Austin, Texas, sons Steve and Bob Gibbins of Austin, Texas and daughters Jenny Durbin of San Antonio, Texas and Kyndal Gibbins Krebs of Austin, Texas, eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Bob's family wishes to sincerely thank his wonderful caretakers Linda Moulton, Lori Martelle, Nancy Foisset, Kayla Badger and Deborah Roper. A celebration of the life of Bob Gibbins will be held in Austin, Texas. Contributions to the Bob Gibbins Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law will be welcome at University Development Office, The University of Texas at Austin, P.O. Box 7458, Austin, Texas 78713-7458. To send the family personal email condolences please visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com. The family has entrusted arrangements to the care of Brewster & Shea Funeral Service, 34 Park Place, Manchester Center, Vermont.
Published in The Manchester Journal from Dec. 6 to Dec. 27, 2013