John L. Gibbs, 53 of Sunman passed away Thursday March 29, 2018 after being involved in a car accident on US 50 near Elrod. John was born Wednesday April 8, 1964 in Lawrenceburg and was the son of Irvin and Ruth (Cole) Gibbs. He married Amy (Fletcher) Gibbs February 22, 2002 and she survives. John worked in the maintenance dept. of Aurora Casket and also was owner/operator of both Honest John’s Feed and More and also Honest John’s Excavating. He was widely known for his honest deals, and the way he treated people; ready to socialize, tease, talk to or help anyone, whether he knew them or not. He was a man who the neighbors or anyone else could always call upon, and he would be there. He would do for anyone, not for money, but because he just wanted to. He loved to work, loved his church, the Holman Christian Union, where he served as Treasurer and Deacon. He was very devoted to God and his religion. He loved Oliver tractors of which he has a collection of over 30. Although he hated traveling, he would travel anywhere to buy another Oliver. Then have to build more buildings to keep them in. He was a member of the Oliver Tractor Association and also the Paint Horse Association. He also enjoyed his family time, and loved to play with his great niece, Taylor.
John is survived by his wife Amy, and her family, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be at 11AM Thursday April 5, 2018 at Hope Baptist Church, 15593 US 50, Dillsboro 47018 with Pastors Tom Holt and Mike Addison officiating. Cremation was chosen. Visitation will be 4-7 Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to Holman Christian Union Church, Heart Fund or the Diabetes Association. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan entrusted with arrangements. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.