Buddy Gibbs

January 9, 1944 - November 12, 2017
Buddy Gibbs

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Buddy Gibbs, 73, of Hendersonville went home to be with the Lord and his family on Sunday, November 12, 2017. He was a son of the late Harley A. (Bert) Gibbs, Sr. and Ruby Justus Hinson.

Buddy was a Vietnam veteran, having served four years in the United States Air Force. He was employed for many years with Southern Bell prior to becoming disabled with heart complications in 1976. Buddy received a heart transplant in 2000 and was extremely grateful to the donor for allowing him to meet and enjoy his grandsons for 17 additional years. He was an avid and active supporter of his wife, Judy, with her real estate business. Buddy was a member of Mud Creek Baptist Church, having served as a past Sunday school teacher of the Encounter Class, past deacon and past choir member. He loved his church and his Lord greatly. Buddy’s greatest joy in life was spending time with his family and friends camping.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Judy Gibbs; children, Mark Gibbs and his wife, Donna of Mills River and Christy Buckner and her husband, Roger of Mills River; grandsons, Jordan, Joshua, Jacob and Jeremiah Gibbs and Garrett Buckner; sisters, Joann Pace and her husband, Wayne of Dana, Shirley Drake and her husband, Chris of Hendersonville, and Susan Anderson and her husband, Larry of Hendersonville; brother, Steve Gibbs and his wife, Pam of Arden and numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at 11am on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military honors. A celebration of life will follow at 2pm at Mud Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Greg Mathis and Rev. Dr. Robert Hefner officiating.

Buddy experienced a lifetime of suffering and even depression.  Because he had a heart for those who suffer, memorial contributions may be made to Clear Word Counseling Center, Client Assistance Program, 316 Erkwood Dr., Hendersonville, NC 28739.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Dr. James Caserio and Dr. Navin Anthony and Doug Guth, his caregiver, for their tender care for Buddy.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017
11:00 AM

Forest Lawn Memorial Park & Mausoleum - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792


Wednesday, November 15, 2017
2:00 PM

Mud Creek Baptist Church - Directions
403 Rutledge Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • November 15, 2017
    Hilary Rypchinski says:
    Judy, I was so sorry to hear about Buddy's passing. Ted and I were blessed to be in his Sunday School Class. He suffered so much, but now all the pain and depression is over and he is with his Lord and Savior. You are in my prayers.

  • November 21, 2017
    Randy Gibbs says:
    So sorry to here about buddy I looked up to him he was a good man ... husband and father. An example for all men he will be greatly missed!

  • November 16, 2017
    Joan Barilari says:
    We were so very sorry to hear of your loss Judy. You were certainly Buddy's rock and beloved care giver. May he rest in God's love and peace...The Barilari family

  • November 16, 2017
    Rick and Deena Harris says:
    Our dearest Judy, we are so sorry about Buddy's passing, but he is now in a better place. My God keep you strong in this next phase of your life. We love you. Rick and Deena Harris

  • November 16, 2017
    Jerry & Pat Young says:
    Judy and Family, Pat and I are sorry we were unable to get to the funeral. Buddy brings back fond memories of our youth. He and Sonny were always trying to "help" the younger cousins. I loved it. I am thankful he was in my life.