of Mountain View, AR
June 7, 1946 - February 3, 2021
GARY GIBBS OF MOUNTAIN VIEW, AR was born June 7, 1946 in Goose Creek, TX to Garland Gibbs & Marian Garrett Gibbs, & went to his Heavenly Home Feb 3rd, 2021. Gary graduated Marlin High School, joined the Navy and was honorably discharged in 1972. He was very proud of his service to his country. After discharge he went to Sam Houston State University where he earned his Bachelor's & Master's degrees. He worked for the State of Texas for many years & retired in 2003. In June 2008 he married (his words) the love of his life, Donna Schneringer & in August 2008 they moved to Mountain View, AR. where he felt he was in heaven on earth. Gary was one of Mountain View's musicians/singers and could be found at the pickin' park at almost any time! His greatest times were playing with his singing partners, Lucy Jackson, and later Judy Garcia & felt blessed to be joined in many singing opportunities with other great musicians & singers.Gary & Donna were one of the founding members of 3 Crosses Cowboy Church in Mountain View, and the church was very important to him. He acted as the Treasurer & Music Leader for several years. At the time of his death he was a member of Foothills Baptist Church of Mountain View.Gary is survived by his loving wife, Donna, his son, Craig Gibbs (Jennifer) Stepdaughters Shelby & Landry. 2 Stepson's John Schneringer, (friend Vanessa), Jesse Schneringer, (Veronica), & 8 loving Step grandchlldren, Sarah, Jamie, Savannah, Aralyn, Dillon, Elyana, Elijah, & Myah. Also, survived by 2 sisters in law, Lois & Donna Gibbs and a host of nieces & nephews, his brother & sister's in law Pat Glendy-Rassmussen (Glenn), John Grieser (Conni) & Earla Oxford (Paul) all who loved him like a brother.He is preceded in death by both sets of grandparents, mother & father, brothers, John & David Gibbs. Honorary Pallbearers: Tommy Winn, Jimmy Blackmon, Richard White, Andy Nichols, Dan Bowers, Charlie Holt, Mike Osborne, & Andy Rutledge....plus many more that the list is endless...thank you all!Gary will be missed by his family, & his church & music family as well.Memorial services will be held Feb 27th at 11 am at Foothills Baptist Church, Mountain View, with lunch to follow at Sylamore Baptist Church in Sylamore AR. Roller Crouch Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
I miss my baby every single moment!! Thank you all for the kind words. I know Heaven has gained a wonderful man & a wonderful singer. I know our Lord is enjoying Gary so much as Gary is worshiping Him. Love you my Sweetie...until we meet again one day. Your Donna
I love and miss you terribly Dad. I'm having a hard time moving on without you. You were my best friend. I will love you always. Your one and only son,Craig
I will miss you and the beautiful songs you sang that I had the honor of listening to. I know u r singing in the heavenly choir. Rest in peace Gary.
so sorry Donna We continue to pray for you we love you. Sure going to miss Gary i loved him and sure enjoyed playing music with him going to miss him a lot. Don't seam real Charlie and Mary Holt
This man was like a grandfather to me! He will be deeply deeply missed.
While family and friends are missing Gary down here on earth, he’s in heaven singing in the hallelujah choir! Sharing your sadness and praying for your comfort. May each of you be surrounded by God’s comforting love and filled with the peace that only He can give. ”Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you.” John 14:27. With my deepest sympathy.
We are so sad to hear of Gary's passing. We are honored to have known him and appreciated his music so much. We didn't know he was also a veteran whom we appreciate so much. A great loss for all of us but especially you Donna. Our hearts break for you. R.I.P. Gary.
So sorry for your loss I will miss playing music with Gary when I come to MV
I am blessed to have known him, and he will be missed by many. Heaven has gained a great man.
A great musician and great man to play music with.
I will miss hearing him sing. So much joy when listening to him sing those old gospel songs.
Our visits will never be the same. We always looked forward to seeing Gary and Donna. ‘Till we meet again , you live on in our memories.The Herberts
I loved him dearly he sang for me at the center became my sweet friend praying for the family to is very hard you never stop missing them you just learn to adjust love you Donna
Many great memories and many hours listening to his music. RIP you will be missed
So sorry for your loss Donna and family. Never got to meet Gary but he sounds like a wonderful man. God bless you all.
We will always and forever miss Gary (The Grrrr) my adopted brother. He will always be in our thoughts and prayers. Donna and Gary is so special to Mountain View. RIP my brother ..you will always have a special place in our hearts. L
We lift up your family in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you both friends and family.In His LoveMark Moyer& Carolyn Gerken Moyer
Gary you will be missed by many, your music and love for it will be forever in our hearts.Your friendship will also be there.We love you and miss you. Heavens gain our loss. RIP our friend.Mark MoyerCarolyn Gerken Moyer
Gary was a gentleman and an honorable, generous man. Above and beyond his singing and guitar playing, I will remember him for the Christian kindness he and Donna showed to myself and our family. God bless her, and my condolences for your loss.
I didn’t know Gary real well but he was always nice to me. He was a good musician and always enjoyed playing in the park or at jams. Gary you will be greatly missed as well as your singing and playing. RIP our friend and enjoy pleasing with the angels!!!!
Gary was one of my closest friend ,, he will be sorely missed .. Prayers to All Family and Friends,, Gary was a good man
Gary's music and vocals touched so many lives! It was my pleasure to with him entertain
Goodbye to a great friend. Heaven's gain, Mountain View's loss. You will live on in our memories.
We are so sorry for this great loss. His music will live on in our hearts and memories.
Gary has gone to join the heroic men and women who have defended our nation under arms.
Happy picking, Gary. Our loss; Heaven’s gain!
Sorry for your loss. He will be greatly missed. He was a great musician.
Prayers for all the family. He will be missed by family, friends and visitors of our community.
We will miss Gary very much!!