Kelly Glen Gibbs, 37, of El Dorado Springs, passed away Friday, July 17, 2009, at his home. He was born on Jan. 29, 1972, in El Dorado Springs, to Glen Robert Gibbs and Susan Mary Gibbs.
Kelly was the baby of his family. He was very spoiled by everyone, especially his mom. He really enjoyed playing football and baseball, but loved anything to do with sports. The Washington Redskins was his all-time favorite sports team. He loved watching the Skins and wrestling.
It made Kelly very happy to make people smile by cracking jokes, pulling pranks, or just being silly. He was a very caring and sensitive person. His favorite thing to do was spend time with his family, especially his four daughters. They were the highlights of his life and what kept him fighting for as long as he did.
He was preceded in death by his parents Glen and Susie; his nephew, Daniel Reeder; and his niece, Tracy Scott.
Survivors include his four children, Blaine, Laken, Paije, and Kylie Gibbs; three brothers, Robbie and wife Patty, Wayne and wife Debbie, and Keith Gibbs; five sisters, Joyce Hughes and husband Lowell, Janice Scott and husband Scotty, Kathy Gibbs and Mike Hoffman, Karen Spencer and husband Robert, Kris Leonard and husband Greg; and lots of nieces, nephews, and many friends who will all miss him dearly.
A visitation for family and friends was held on Sunday evening, July 19, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Funeral services for Kelly Gibbs were held on Monday, July 20, 2009, at 2 p.m., at Bland-Hackleman Chapel with the Rev. Brent Bland officiating. Interment followed in Love Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Pallbearers were: Jason Spencer, D.J. Reeder, Kendall Gibbs, Brian Gibbs, Travis Burchett, Lofty Gibbs, Randy Anderson, Kevin Scott, and Robert Wayne Gibbs. Honorary Pallbearers were: Trenton Leonard, Kyler Leonard, and Brandon Scott.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be left at the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.