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December 06th, 2019

elvis gibbons jrElvis D. Gibbons Jr., 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019 at Wheatridge Care Park in Liberal. 

He was born Nov. 24, 1942 to Elvis and Anita (Barton) Gibbons in Liberal. 

He married Linda "Maz" Rogers Oct. 1, 1969 in Beaver, Okla. She preceded him in death Oct. 7, 2018.

He enlisted into the US Army in 1963 and served until 1966. He then enlisted into the US Navy in 1966 and served until 1969, serving in Vietnam. He received honorable discharges from both branches. 

After serving in the military, he moved back to Liberal, where he went to work at National Beef Packing Co. 

After working at National Beef, he went to work as an over the road truck driver, where he worked with Martin Trucking of Hugoton, and Purina of Liberal. 

He then worked for the City of Liberal at the Sanitation Department, from which he retired in 2012. 

He had a passion for playing drums and performed with many area bands. He also enjoyed bowling, playing cards, sci-fi films, his dogs, spending time supporting his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include son, Anthony D. Gibbons and wife, Katrina, Liberal; daughter, Cheryl White and husband, Jerry, Liberal; brother, Ron Gibbons, Springfield, Mo.; six grandchildren: Nikki, Trysta, Destiny, Brooke, Devan, and AJ; 11 great-grandchildren: Trystan, Kaelob, Daylen, Kaden, Rylinn, Jazlinn, Aliannah, Kian, Maksen, Jessica, and Charleigh; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Mary Lewis.

• Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019 at Believer's Ministry Church with Pastor Frank Holman presiding.

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