Dan T. Gibbs, Jr.

Published 2:51 pm Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The graveside funeral service for Dan T. Gibbs Jr., 63, of Mexico Beach, Fla., formerly of Bainbridge, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, at Oak City Cemetery with the Rev. Paul Medley officiating.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

Mr. Gibbs was born March 4, 1947, in Bainbridge, the son of Daniel T. Gibbs and Verdie Pope Gibbs. He died on Monday, Oct. 4, 2010, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Panama City, Fla.

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He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School, Class of 1965, and received his master’s degree in physical education from Georgia Southwestern College. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and received a Purple Heart for his service. He was a retired teacher who taught health and physical education at West Bainbridge Middle School. He coached girls basketball, football and golf for the Decatur County School System.

Survivors include his wife, Michelle Gibbs of Mexico Beach; his brother, David Gibbs and his wife, Patsy, of Bainbridge; and two nephews, Patrick Jeter and his wife, Lesli, of San Angelo, Texas, and Spence Jeter of Bainbridge.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.