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Charles Edward Gibbs


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Charles Edward Gibbs

Irving, TX

Charles Edward Gibbs, age 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 6, 2018, in Irving, Texas. He was born on January 10, 1927 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Charles is

survived by his wife Dorothy Gibbs; sons: Ted (Mary) Gibbs, Joe (Sandy) Gibbs, David (Marilee) Gibbs, and Ray (Betsey) Gibbs; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He will be sincerely missed.

He had a distinguished military career including World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He joined the Navy in 1945, then the Air Force as a pilot in 1950, and retired as a Colonel in 1975. He was proud of his speed record in the KC-135 aircraft. Charles enjoyed golf and volunteering at the Frontiers of Flight museum in Dallas.

Burial will be held on Monday September 17, 2018 at 11:00 am. at the Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Frontiers of Flight Museum.
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on Sept. 16, 2018
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