John Charles “Big John” Gibbs, 85, of Burns, Tennessee went and rested high on that mountain, May 18, 2020. He was born January 7, 1935 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Rev. Orville F. and Gertrude M. (Pletcher) Gibbs.

Mr. Gibbs served in the United States Army overseas in Korea, was a past Master of the Masonic Lodge in White Bluff, and a past President of the Dickson Shriners Club. He loved playing music, especially his bass.

Mr. John was preceded in death by his brother Orville Gibbs; sisters, Lavada MacMurray Koch, Beatrice “Jean” Matthew, Mary Lou Brown, Nancy Hamilton; and his daughter-in-law Jamie Gibbs.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sarah Gibbs; daughters, Judy (Larry) Wills , Sue (Eddie) Loftis, Sandra Gibbs; son John Gibbs; step-daughter Glenda Knapp; sisters, Hilah (Bernard) Williams of Granville, OH, Carole Skinner of Circleville, OH, Sandra (Emmitt) Eccard of Afton, VA, Joan Krystof of Circleville, OH, Susan (Jerry) Metzlerof Circleville, OH, Trish Purcell of Gahanna, OH, and Elaine (Thomas) Fletcher of Ashville, OH. Mr. Gibbs is also survived by several beloved grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

No services planned at this time.  Spann Funeral Home.

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