OBITUARY

William "Doug" Gibbs

March 3, 1938October 11, 2020
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William “Doug” Douglas Gibbs, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Methodist Germantown. He was born to the late U.M. and Juanita on March 3, 1938 in Paducah, KY.

Doug’s favorite hobbies include boating, canoeing, backpacking and cattle farming. He served honorably in the Unites States Navy. Doug also owned and operated Camp Electric Company.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Wilma Gibbs and two children, William Douglas Gibbs, Jr., Patrick Edward Gibbs and a sister, Suzanne Burks. Doug is survived by two children, Grant Gibbs (Melissa) and Julia Sellers (Steve); two brothers, Don Gibbs (Becky), John Gibbs (Brownie). He also leaves behind five grandchildren, Joshua Sellers, Blair Sellers, Christian Jackson (Garrett), Jake Gibbs and Faith Gibbs.

A funeral service will be held Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10:00 am at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 W Poplar Ave, Collierville, TN 38017. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery. The family request that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

  • FAMILY

  • U.M. and Juanita Gibbs, Parents (deceased)
  • Wilma Gibbs, Wife of 52 years (deceased)
  • William Douglas Gibbs, Jr., Child (deceased)
  • Patrick Edward Gibbs, Child (deceased)
  • Suzanne Burks, Sister (deceased)
  • Grant Gibbs (Melissa), Child
  • Julia Sellers (Steve), Child
  • Don Gibbs (Becky), Brother
  • John Gibbs (Brownie), Brother
  • Joshua Sellers, Grandchild
  • Blair Sellers, Grandchild
  • Christian Jackson (Garrett), Grandchild
  • Jake Gibbs, Grandchild
  • Faith Gibbs, Grandchild

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  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial

Memories

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Charlene Bradley

October 19, 2020

Doug was a special friend of my husband, David, while they lived at Springhouse Village. They considered each other their best friend and shared many life-long stories together. It won't be the same there without Doug. We loved him and he will be greatly missed. Rest in peace Doug. Charlene and David Bradley

Johnny Gibbs

October 14, 2020

My dear brother, you rocked me when I was a baby and we slept in the same bed till I was 10. I always looked up to you and wanted to be just like you, even being a baseball catcher, because that was the position you played. My memories of our many excursions canoeing and backpacking together are imprinted in my brain forever. I adored you and you will always be my 'Big Brother'!

Leslie Hartigan

October 12, 2020

We had dinner with Doug and my father-in-law at Springhouse Village for months. He was such a great man. Always making us laugh with his stories. He was so proud of his family and all of their accomplishments! We teased him about how much pepper he put on all of his food. He will be missed.

Our thoughts and prayers to his family and close friends.

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Biography

William “Doug” Douglas Gibbs, 82, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Methodist Germantown. He was born to the late U.M. and Juanita on March 3, 1938 in Paducah, KY.

Doug’s favorite hobbies include boating, canoeing, backpacking and cattle farming. He served honorably in the Unites States Navy. Doug also owned and operated Camp Electric Company.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 54 years, Wilma Gibbs and two children, William Douglas Gibbs, Jr., Patrick Edward Gibbs and a sister, Suzanne Burks. Doug is survived by two children, Grant Gibbs (Melissa) and Julia Sellers (Steve); two brothers, Don Gibbs (Becky), John Gibbs (Brownie). He also leaves behind five grandchildren, Joshua Sellers, Blair Sellers, Christian Jackson (Garrett), Jake Gibbs and Faith Gibbs.

A funeral service will be held Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10:00 am at Collierville Funeral Home, 534 W Poplar Ave, Collierville, TN 38017. Burial will follow at Magnolia Cemetery. The family request that memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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