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Leroy Gibbs

Leroy Gibbs

Saturday, July 24th, 1948 - Saturday, December 15th, 2018
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Leroy Gibbs Sr., of Battle Creek, MI, passed away at home with his family by his side on Saturday, December 15, 2018. He was born July 24, 1948, is Nashville, TN, to the late Howard Gibbs Sr., and Hazel (Tinner) Gibbs.
The family moved to Battle Creek, MI, in 1954, where Leroy attended Battle Creek Public Schools and graduated from Battle Creek Central High in 1966. Leroy enlisted the U.S. Navy and was stationed at Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, VA. While stationed there, he met and married Delora Turner, his wife of 48 years. After his honorable discharge as a signalman, Leroy returned with his wife and son to Battle Creek. In 1971, he attended Kellogg Community College, where he earned a Certificate in Electronics.
Leroy worked at the Veterans Administration as a nursing assistant and retired October 31, 2008, with 44 years of service. Leroy enjoyed playing bingo, golf, and watching the Detroit Lions and The Tigers play. He loved being around his grandchildren and listening to music. He was also a skilled dancer.
He is survived by his wife Delora (Turner) Gibbs; son, Leroy (Tamera) Gibbs Jr.; daughters Renee Gibbs, Darlene Gibbs and Leslie (Leonardo) Fields; 5 grandsons; 6 granddaughters; 1 great-grandson; brothers, Howard (Peggy) Gibbs Jr. of Atlanta, GA, Laurence (Hattie) Gibbs of Battle Creek, MI, Leonard Gibbs of Germany and Dewitt (Sandra) Pullen of Nashville TN; sisters, Shirlene Gibbs-Shelby of Battle Creek, MI, Glenda Gibbs of Battle Creek, MI, Phyllis Gibbs and Joetta Alderson of Nashville, TN. Leroy also leaves to cherish a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, many cousins, including special cousins Anthony Gibbs Sr., Lonnie Watkins and Clarence Gibbs Sr., and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, December 22nd, 2018 12:00pm
    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Fort Custer National Cemetery
    15501 Dickman Road
    AUGUSTA, MI 49012
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  • Reception

    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Robert Jackson

Posted at 09:35am
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Al Jones

Posted at 04:22pm
To The Family Of Leroy Gibbs
It is truly a sad occasion when we lose a loved one in death, but how would you fell if you knew that a reunion with Leroy was possible right here on earth?
Well the Bible makes the promice: Your dead ones will live ( Isaiah 26:19 ) The Bible also says: The righeous themselves will posses the earth and they will reside forever upon it. ( Psalm 37:29 )
Almighty God has not only the power but also the desire to resurrect persons whom he chooses. Jesus Christ said:" Do not marvei at this, because the hour is coming in witch all those in the memorial tonbs will hear his voice and come out" ( John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15) Jehovah ( Gods name in the Bible Psalm 83:18 ) has also promised that the day is coming when death will be done away with forever. ( Rev 21:3,4 ) Until that time comes, may Jehovah continue to show you all loving kindness.
Al Jones


Sean & Alissa Poole

Posted at 08:45am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Harry J. & Opal Allen

Posted at 06:59am
Many great memories; many fun times to cherish.
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Bridgett Roberts

Posted at 06:46am
As a former co-worker of Leroy, the news of his passing is troubling. We worked on ward 39-2 together. Leroy got along with everyone, I cannot remember a time that he ever raised his voice. He would approach fellow veterans by standing beside a patient, place his hand on the patients back and rationalized in his low, smooth voice. He could de-escalate a situation just by his voice. Leroy was a dependable man, he nevered called in sick from work. I vividly remember when Leroy retired he had over 2 thousand hours of due sick time, guess he didn’t want to let anyone down, especially his fellow veterans.
Leroy & the late Trummy Williams must be having a great time in heaven; they left all of us old school VA friends & loved ones a better place.
Leroy was a good, gentle man who was liked and admired; as for me, he always will be remembered as such. God Bless you Leroy and thank you.
Mrs. Bridgett (Griffore) Roberts

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