William H. "Bill" Gibbs
1918 - 2020
William "Bill" H. Gibbs

December 14, 1918 - November 10, 2020

William "Bill" H. Gibbs, 101, of Hickory, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020.

Born Dec. 14, 1918, he was the son of the late Wade and Lillie Gibbs. Bill was an Army medic and served his country honorably during World War II. He was a 20-plus year member of the Morganton Kiwanis Club. Bill was a fun, loving and very outgoing character who enjoyed bowling and dancing, especially at his annual birthday party.

Bill is survived by his wife, Sue Ann Gibbs; daughters, Susan Gibbs Lail and husband, Gary, Mary Gibbs and partner, Michael Nicholas; grandchildren, Bridget Siler and Matthew Lail; and brother, Herbert Gibbs.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his first wife, Polly Garrison Gibbs; brothers, Wade, Joe and Charles Gibbs; and sister, Louise Lapin.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 13, at Burke Memorial Park with the Rev. Paul Christy and Pastor Troy Howard officiating.

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Published by Hickory Daily Record on Nov. 13, 2020.
Graveside service
Burke Memorial Park
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Jennifer let me know of Bill´s passing. I am so sorry to hear. I sent an email just last month to Mary Hampton with some pictures and docs I had found on him. Not sure if it was seen. He lived a long and happy life!
Cristina (Tina Merrill) McGill
November 21, 2020
[email protected] contact me love to hear from Susan and Mary Hampton. Stephen.
Stephen gibbs L Gibbs
November 19, 2020
I love you Mary Hampton and Susan. Your cousin Stephen Gibbs 206 Catalina Rd cocoa beach Florida.
Stephen gibbs L Gibbs
November 19, 2020
I loved you Uncle Bill. Rest innpeace
Stephen gibbs
November 19, 2020
So sorry to learn of his passing. He lived a long life and the eternal chapter started on 11/10. Angels are celebrating with him now.
Dan Caputo
November 18, 2020
omg sueanne my sister just texted me that bill had passed . i tell u he was a one of a kind amazing guy for sure. i am of course sorry he is gone . i love both of u such good memories
gina estes
November 13, 2020