Robert Elden Gibbs

December 23, 1940May 10, 2013

Robert “Buck” Elden Gibbs, 72, of Merritt, NC, formerly of Michigan, died Friday, May 10, 2013 at UNC-Chapel Hill Hospital in NC following a tragic accident.

Visitation will be held at Harper Swickard Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Harper Swickard Funeral Home. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.

He was born December 23, 1940 in Douglas County, IL; son of Roy Elden and Esther Irene (Hill) Gibbs. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by his parents and a sister. He is survived by his sisters, Beverly Moore of Vanceboro, NC and Anna Berger of Fenton, Michigan.

He was retired from General Motors and served his country in the U. S. Navy.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

Funeral services are under the direction of Harper Swickard Funeral Home in Charleston, IL. Arrangements in NC are under the direction of Cotten Funeral Home & Crematory in New Bern, NC.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2013

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