Leon Gibbs, age 81, of The Rock Springs Community, Lula, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, August 2, 2021.
Mr. Gibbs was born on December 25, 1939, in Hall County, Georgia, to the late Marvin and Edna Mae Gibbs. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Bobby Gibbs, Daniel Gibbs, Roger Gibbs, sisters, Edna Faye Gibbs, Patsy McFarland, and Susan Gibbs.
Leon was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He worked in the Scrap Metal Business for most of his life; he loved working with scrap metal and hauling cars. Leon never met a stranger and had a great sense of humor. He had the ability to make anyone laugh. He loved all his family and had many friends. Leon loved spending time with his grandchildren, and they called him “Papa Leon.” He was a member of Higher Ground Baptist Church.
Survivors include his loving wife of 36 years, Joyce Standridge Gibbs, of Lula; children, Rance Leon Gibbs and Martha; Brandon Leon Gibbs and Cindi; Tammy Lynn Gibbs Gillespie; Marlon Leon Gibbs and Susan; Tonya Leann Gibbs Hester and Andy; step-children, Stacy Crump and Lisa; Holly Crump Dalton and Tommy; brothers and sisters, Bettye Gibbs Dean; Martha Lee Gibbs Parks; Harold Dennis Gibbs; Mary Marie Gibbs Greenway, Douglas Wayne Gibbs; grandchildren, Mathew Gillespie, Emily Gibbs, Austin Gibbs, Allie Gibbs, Amber Shaw, Cade Hester, Falon Hester, Noah Gibbs, Alexzandria Gibbs, Natalie Toler, Alyssa Dean, Flair Lee, Jantson King, Savanna King, Brooklyn Reed, Caleb Crump; great-grandchild, Mason Shaw; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, August 6, 2021, at the Whitfield Funeral Home, South Chapel, with Rev. Scott Strickland and Mr. Brandon Gibbs officiating. Interment will follow in the Zebulon Baptist Church Cemetery of Toccoa.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Thursday, August 5, 2021, at the funeral home.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitfield Funeral Homes & Crematory, South Chapel at 1370 Industrial Boulevard, Baldwin, Georgia 30511. Telephone: 706-778-7123