Lawrence Earl Gibbs, 87,
passed away on Friday, February 2, 2007 at GibsonGeneralHospital in Princeton.
Lawrence graduated from PrincetonHigh
School. June 6, 1942 he married Marjorie Emmalee
Dyer, the only child of Carl Heber & Nellie Savanna (Davis) Dyer.
Lawrence worked at Potter & Brumfield, then Electronic
Research in Evansville and retired from Princeton Telephone Co. after 30+
years. He is a member of NewLifeNazareneChurch in Princeton and has been a member of the NazareneChurch since 1945. He has served on church boards at both
the OaklandCity and Princeton churches. When younger he supervised the Jr. department of Princeton church and taught both the Jr. and Jr. High boys.
This was one of the loves of his life. He also loved books and was an avid
reader. He served for some years as secretary of the Oakland City Southern
Holiness Camp. Several physical problems forced him to be mostly a shut-in for
a few years. He still was able to attend the telephone retirees
lunch each month with the kindness of a special work friend, Jerry.
He was born on November 20, 1919 in Owensville to Leonidas
& Ella (Hendricks) Gibbs, both deceased. Also preceding him in death was
his brother, Marvin Davis.
Lawrence is survived by his wife of 64 years, Marjorie Gibbs
of Princeton; a brother and sister-in-law, Eugene & Mary
Gibbs; sister, Mary Helen Gerkin; a special niece,
Lynn Powell and his feline friend, Ladye Love.
Funeral Services will be held at
February 5, 2007 at the
Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with the Rev. Gary Arnold officiating. Burial will be
at the PleasantRidgeCemetery in Winslow, Indiana.
Friends may visit from until
on Monday at the funeral home.