WILLIAM “BILL” WAYNE GIBBS

William “Bill” Wayne Gibbs, son of Clarence and Wilda (Walmer) Gibbs was born on Jan. 16, 1930, at their home north east of Millerton. Bill passed away on Sept. 22, 2020, at his apartment in the care of his favorite nurse, Ang and Hospice, surrounded by his family.

Bill lived his entire life in Wayne County. He attended country schools and graduated from Millerton High School. He married Nina Blocher on May 10, 1950. To this union, five children were born: Vickie, Debra, Kendall, Randy and Robert.

Bill farmed his whole working life in Wayne County. After he retired he moved to the Senior Housing.  He enjoyed all sports but especially enjoyed watching his kids, grandkids and great-grandkids in whatever sport they were playing. He also enjoyed playing cards at the Seymour Barber Shop for many years and in later years at the Senior Meal Site, which he truly enjoyed.

Survivors include his children: Vickie (Steve) Fortune, Debbie (Bruce) Jondle, Randy (Carla) Gibbs and Rob Gibbs; grandchildren: Brad (Stacey) Fortune, Greg (Heather) Fortune, Ang Fortune, Jeromy Jondle, Justin (Diana) Jondle, Garrett Gibbs, Austin Gibbs, and Kelsey Gibbs; great-grandchildren: Miranda, Anika and Will Fortune, Breanna, Haylee and Allie Jo Fortune, Makayla and Jayce Wyatt, Jamey, Samantha, and Christian Jondle; and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings: Loy Gibbs, Kathleen (Russell) Dotts, Ellis (Joy) Gibbs, Floyd (Marilyn) Gibbs; numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Nina; infant son, Kendall Gibbs; parents: Clarence and Wilda Gibbs; in-laws, John and Mary Blocher; brother Dean Gibbs; brother and sister-in-law, Jerry and Edith Sinclair; and brother-in-law, Don Reuter.

Funeral service were held Sept. 26, 2020, at the Thomas Funeral Home in Corydon with Brian Shelley officiating. Interment followed at New York Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family to be designated at a later date and online condolences may be shared at www.thomasfh.com or facebook.com/thomasfuneralhome.

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