|Birth: ||Nov. 25, 1925|
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 2008|
Billie was born one of four brothers to Albert and Zelma Johns Gibbs on their Missouri farm.
In the US Army during World War II, he participated in the Battle of the Bulge and was wounded crossing the Rhine River, for which he received a Purple Heart.
He married his beloved wife, Bev, in Peoria, Illinois on Feb. 26, 1949. They had two sons, Randall and Russell.
He worked for 40 years at Keystone Steel and Wire as a rigger-welder, but enjoyed many other activities as well. He played the bagpipes in the Kilty Band; nurtured a backyard vineyard that provided family and friends with tasty jams; raised vegetables and flowers in a lush garden where weeds dared not grow; and maintained membership in the Masonic Lodge AF&AM, Mohammed Temple Shrine and Scottish Rite Bodies Valley of Peoria.
He regularly do-si-do'ed in lively square dances with his wife at Leisure Oaks Park where they also fished and camped.
His sons, two granddaughters, three great-grandchildren, and one brother, survive him.
Please make any memorials to the American Cancer Society.
Beverly Ann Mangan Gibbs (1930 - 2009)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: At ancestral farm in MO, near grandparents in Round Pond Cemetery and near parents in Cedar Grove Cemetery.
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Record added: Apr 28, 2008
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