A lifelong Carthage resident, Mr. Farris Gibbs, was found deceased at his Jordan Street home shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday morning December 13, 2020 when Carthage P. D. went to his home to do a welfare check. He was pronounced dead at the age of 60 at the River Regional Medical Center E.R. in Carthage at 12:08 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Gibbs was at the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Graveside services were conducted Wednesday afternoon December 16th at 1 p.m. with Eld. Rickey Hall officiating. Burial followed near his father and great-nephew in Circle Park at the Smith County Memorial Gardens.
One of eight children, he was born Farris Len Gibbs at the former Petty – Green Clinic in Carthage on August 17, 1960 (where Smith County Drugs is now located) and was the son of Margaret Louise Williams Gibbs who followed him in death on December 15, 2020 at the age of 88 and the late Arlis Lee Gibbs who preceded him in death on April 8, 2012 at the age of 78.
Three siblings also preceded him in death, Patricia Gibbs who died at the age of 10 days on September 13, 1957, Glenn Key Gibbs who died at the age of 49 on May 10, 2002 and Gary Dale Gibbs who died at the age of 56 on April 2, 2012.
His great-nephew, Gage Alexander Gibbs, died February 24, 2016 at the age of 16.
He was a 1979 graduate of Smith County High School.
Mr. Gibbs formerly was employed at the William L. Bonnell Co. in Gordonsville and retired from Dell Computer Corporation as a shipping and receiving clerk.
Surviving are his three sisters, Teresa Gibbs McMillan and husband Raymond of South Carthage, Sandy Gibbs of Kingston, Angie Gibbs Henry and husband Mike of Gainesboro; brother, Roger Gibbs and wife Betty Washer Gibbs of South Carthage.
SANDERSON of CARTHAGE