Gary was born June 7, 1946, in Goose Creek, TX to Garland Gibbs & Marian Garrett Gibbs, & went to his Heavenly Home on Feb. 3, 2021.
Gary graduated from Marlin High School, joined the Navy, and was honorably discharged in 1972.
He was very proud of his service to his country. After discharge, he went to Sam Houston State University where he earned his Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees.
He worked for the State of Texas for many years & retired in 2003.
In June 2008 he married (his words) the love of his life, Donna Schneringer & in August 2008 they moved to Mountain View, AR. where he felt he was in heaven on earth.
Gary was one of Mountain View’s musicians/singers and could be found at the pickin’ park at almost any time!
His greatest times were playing with his singing partners, Lucy Jackson, and later Judy Garcia & felt blessed to be joined in many singing opportunities with other great musicians & singers.
Gary & Donna were one of the founding members of Three Crosses Cowboy Church in Mountain View, and the church was very important to him.
He acted as the Treasurer & Music Leader for several years. At the time of his death, he was a member of Foothills Baptist Church of Mountain View.
Gary is survived by his loving wife, Donna, his son, Craig Gibbs (Jennifer) Stepdaughters Shelby & Landry. Two Stepson’s John Schneringer, (friend Vanessa), Jesse Schneringer, (Veronica), & eight loving Step grandchildren, Sarah, Jamie, Savannah, Aralyn, Dillon, Elyana, Elijah, & Myah.
Also, survived by two sisters in law, Lois & Donna Gibbs, and a host of nieces & nephews, his brother & sisters-in-law Pat Glendy-Rassmussen (Glenn), John Grieser (Conni) & Earla Oxford (Paul) all of who loved him like a brother.
He is preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, mother & father, brothers, John & David Gibbs.
Honorary Pallbearers: Tommy Winn, Jimmy Blackmon, Richard White, Andy Nichols, Dan Bowers, Charlie Holt, Mike Osborne, & Andy Rutledge….plus many more that the list is endless…thank you all!
Gary will be missed by his family, & his church & music family as well.
Funeral services will be held on Feb. 13, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Foothills Baptist Church, Mountain View, with lunch to follow at Sylamore Baptist Church in Sylamore AR.
Roller Crouch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.