David Arthur Gibbs
David Arthur Gibbs, 76, of Statesboro, Ga., died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, at his residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice.
Mr. Gibbs was born on May 24, 1943, in Jonesboro, the son of Elijah Arthur and Lorena Hutchison Gibbs.
After graduating in 1961 from Shawnee High School at Wolf Lake, he joined the U.S. Air Force and served for eight years.
In October 1966, he married Melinda Wilson and they resided in the Hilton Head/Bluffton area for 45 years before returning to Statesboro in 2019.
In his spare time he enjoyed boating, fishing and shrimping.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and by one sister, Delores Yates.
Surviving are his wife, Melinda of 53 years; one son David Jason Gibbs of Statesboro; five sisters, Venita Lingle, Linda Koch, Lois Crites, Patricia Johnson and Sue Eudy; one brother, Norman Gibbs; and a sister-in-law Bonnie Clark.
The family will have a private memorial service followed by an open visitation for friends on Thursday, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at their residence at 113 Spotted Fawn Rd. South, Statesboro, Ga. 30461.
Friends can sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro, Ga., is in charge of arrangements.