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John Gibbs

John Richard Gibbs

Saturday, October 17th, 1942 - Tuesday, March 17th, 2020
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Obituary

John Richard Gibbs, 77, of Louisville Ky., passed away peacefully on March 17, 2020, after a long illness.

He was born Oct. 17, 1942 in Mt. Sterling, Ky. Richard graduated from Mt. Sterling HS, studied at University of S. Carolina and received his Bachelor degree in Business from Georgetown College, Ky., where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. Richard spent many years as an insurance agent and opened his own agency, Commercial Insurance Associates in Louisville in the early 80s. He was a member of the Rotary Club, was an avid runner, loved to read, and enjoyed his favorite Ale 8 drink and Snickers candy bars.

Richard was predeceased by his mother, Dixie Cornwell and stepfather, Edward Cornwell.

He is survived by sons, Wes Gibbs and Christopher Gibbs; former spouse, Martha McCray Gibbs; aunt, Kathryn Hardin; cousins, Susan Hardin Burton, and Sarah Litteral; uncle, Orville (Sarah) Conley; and friend, Nick Karem who transported Richard to doctor visits and dialysis treatments many, many times.

Final arrangements are pending due to the Covid-19 crisis. There will be a memorial service to be determined.
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Phillip Alexander Wells

Posted at 11:45am
Richard was my oldest friend. We knew each other since we were 8 yrs old in 1950 in the third grade. I was in his first wedding in 1964 and his second wedding on 1996. We were best friends through jr. high and high School even tho we went to different schools in Mt. Sterling. He was always there if I needed him. I loved him like a brother. He will be sorely missed in my life. My wife Susan and myself send our prayers and condolences to his kids and Martha
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Susan, Sam, Emily and Wyatt

Posted at 12:06pm
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Theron L Beckham Jr

Posted at 11:47am
I knew RIchard for almost 65 years beginning with our days as rivals in Winchester and Mt. Sterling . In 1961 we both transferred to Georgetown College and became fraternity brothers and shared many enjoyable, mischievous yet memorable road trips. Our friendship continued in Louisville, KY where we shared lunches, libations, laughs and old KA stories. Although Richard suffered much physical pain and discomfort in his adult life he never lost his sense of humor and loyalty to his friends. We have lost a wonderful man who loved life, his family and his friends but Richard will always remain in our memories. RIP my dear friend and know all of us who knew you were truly blessed and someday in a better place we'll be reunited where eternal happiness, peace and joy will never end.

Bucky Beckham
Pittsboro IN
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