Johnny Butler “John B.” Gibbs, 87, of Hamburg, (Pine Hill Community), died November 26, 2013 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff.
He was a native of Ashley County, had lived most of his life in Hamburg and Crossett, and was a former resident of Strong for eight years. He was a Baptist and had served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by one son, Santonio Gibbs; one daughter, Patricia Gibbs Duff; his parents, Leonard and Josie Simpson Gibbs; six brothers, Lester, Fred, Levi, James, Jerry and Virgil Gibbs; and one sister, Jeanette Williams.
Mr. Gibbs loved people, telling jokes and making them laugh. He was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by one son, Elbert Ray Gibbs, wife Lizzie of Crossett; one stepdaughter, Janice of Huttig; one brother, Leonard Gibbs, Jr. wife Jean of Los Angeles, Calif.; twenty-two grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives loved ones and friends.
Funeral services will be December 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Cromwell Funeral Home Chapel in Hamburg with Rev. Carl Gibbs officiating. Viewing will be from 12 noon to 6 p.m. December 3, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Carlock Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Richard Gibbs, James Adams, Clifton Hawkins, James Hampton, Curtis Harris & Larry Rogers. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Crooked Creek Hunting Club.