February 14, 1933 - February 24, 2021
Wendell Lee Gibbs, 88, of Conway, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 24, 2021. He was born February 14, 1933 in Holland, AR to the late Louis Eldon and Clara Mae (Brown) Gibbs. Wendell was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in Conway and the El Paso Masonic Lodge. He retired from Union Pacific Railroad in 1989. Wendell loved to watch his granddaughters play softball throughout the years and made sure to sponsor their teams. He also enjoyed gardening. Wendell proudly served his community in several capacities such as the Vilonia School Board member, Vilonia City Council, Vilonia Sewer Committee and the Vilonia Optimist Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Gregory Scott Gibbs, and brothers, Billy and Wayne Gibbs.Wendell is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty Gibbs, daughter, Wendy (Scott) Ferguson, granddaughters, Tiffany Keathley, Sarah Keathley, Alexandra (Zach) Venable, great- grandchildren, Jacob Daniel Cossey and Kasen Reid Venable, sister, Shirley (Roger) Williams.Funeral Service will begin at 11:00AM Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Antioch Baptist Church in Conway. Visitation will be one hour prior at the Church. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Park.
Betty, we are so sorry to hear of Wendell’s passing. We will keep you in our thoughts during this time.
Pam and I , thought you guys as part of our family.We love you and Wendell will truly be missed. GOD Bless, our prayers are with you
Betty and Family, Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. The Hood family!
I am so very sorry for y'all's loss, Mr.Gibbs was always such a joy. I know y'all will miss him terribly. Praying for peace and comfort in the days to come.
Dear Betty, Wendy and family, We are so saddened to hear that Wendell passed away but happy that he is whole again and at home with his Lord. We will miss him so much in our Pathfinder Sunday School class at Antioch and those wonderful conversations at our SS socials about his vegetable gardens, early life at Holland, and life in Vilonia before the tornados. Wendell was a true Christian gentleman and a joy to visit with. We love you all and send prayers for God's comfort and peace.
Wendy I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort during this difficult time.
Betty,I’m so very sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed meeting Wendell and seeing him at church. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.Larry and Phyliss
I am so sorry for your family's loss. I have great memories of Wendell and the softball fields. May he rest in peace and may the family find comfort. Prayers and hugs.
My prayers are with you Betty and family
Mr. Gibbs will always be a part of our country's story. At the Museum of Veterans in Vilonia, we honor him. Respect.We hope in days to come you find a way to move past your griefas you look back at treasured memoriesof times you shared.While that process requires a lot of timeand, somehow, is never complete,we will be praying for youand grieving with you.With Much Sympathy From his veteran peers
Sweet Betty and Wendy, I sure loved Wendell, he was always my buddy. I loved to tease him and hear him laugh. My first thought was wow Wendall and Greg are together again. You have my prayers during this sad times for your family. Sending hugs and prayers,Peggy Sue
My Dearest Betty and your Beautiful Family. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I know that Mr Wendell was a Wonderful and Amazing Gentleman. My heart breaks for Y’all. Please know that I love y’all and I’m praying for the Lord to give you comfort. 🙏
Betty & Family,My deepest heartfelt thoughts & prayers go out to you & your family. You are very much loved Betty & my deepest sympathies go out to you & all of your family for your loss. God bless you & be with you.
Ms. Betty, I am so sorry for your lost. I never gotten to meet your husband, but I knew of him through you. I am praying for you as well as your family. Death is never easy, but God helps us through this difficult time.Again, I am so sorry for your lost.Brenda Steele
Deepest sympathy to the family!
Betty, I’m so sorry you lost Wendell today. I think of you often and today I have thought about the two of you all day. He was a sweet person, always enjoyed talking to him. Love you, you are in my prayers.
Betty and family, my prayers, thoughts, and love go out to all of you in the loss of this sweet husband, dad, and grandfather, God bless❤️🙏