George "Joe" E. Gibbs, 74, of Cape Coral died peacefully, with his wife at his side, Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Hope Hospice, Cape Cora,l after a series of hospitalizations and health complications. He was born Jan. 27, 1939, in Rochester, Vt., to Nina and Maurice Gibbs, the younger of 19 children.
In his younger years was very involved with AA, starting many new chapters as well as sponsoring many members. He loved helping another fellow friend or stranger within AA or anywhere else.
He earned his GED and served in the United States Army and went on to spend most of his life as a self employed carpenter and builder; in recent years he was a storage facility manager.
George “Joe” E. Gibbs
He was interested in NASCAR racing, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox. He read in his spare time; he loved the sun and the beach, and going for long bicycle rides with his wife. He loved his three grandsons and getting daily updates on them and loved to communicate with his family and friends. He secretly loved trying to keep up with all of today's technology.
Known by most as "Joe," he was a husband, father, grandfather and friend to many people and loved life to the fullest and loved to smile.
He is survived by his wife of 20 years, June Gibbs of Cape Coral; sons, Brent Gibbs (Lynn Fest) of Cape Coral, Neil Gibbs of Hancock, Vt., and Vincent (Cathy) Gibbs of Granville, Vt., stepdaughter, Jamie (Jason) Stone of Hancock, Vt.; three grandsons, Vinny Gibbs, Tripp and Darion Stone; two brothers, Phillip (Ora) Gibbs of Graniteville, Vt., and Art (Rachael) Gibbs of Colchester, Vt.; 43 nieces and nephews, that all loved him, as did Thelma and Louise, the furry friends in his home.
A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday July 14, at 1 p.m., in the Chapel of Hope Hospice, 2430 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908. Friends may sign the guest book at www.dignifiedcremations.com.
Words cannot express the gratitude that Joe's wife and children feel for the facility of Hope Hospice and its staff for making Joe's last days of transition comfortable and peaceful.
Beloved son, husband, father and grandfather, you're forever in our hearts, we love you!