Ernie Gibbs, Jr.
Funeral Date: 8/28/2010

Obituary:
Ernie Gibbs, Jr., age 73, of Rye, AR, died Wednesday, August 25, at Baptist Medical Center, Little Rock, AR. He was born September 3, 1936 at Lufkin, TX, a son of the late Ernest Jackson Gibbs and Katherine Maxey Gibbs. He was a graduate of the Warren Public School system and held a Forestry Degree from the University of Arkansas at Monticello. He was a long time forestry staff person for Potlatch Corp, retiring in 1998. After retirement, he formed his own consulting firm, “Ernie”. He was a member of Center Missionary Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnn Goodwin Gibbs, and a sister, Doris Gaddy. Surviving is his wife, Barbara Calhoun Gibbs, whom he married on January 19, 2003 at Rowell, AR; 2 sons, Ernie Gibbs, III, Port Neches, TX and Andy Gibbs and spouse, Kim, Frisco, TX; a stepson, Pat Gibson, III and spouse, Janie, Rye, AR; a stepdaughter, K. K. Fletcher and spouse, Dwayne, Forrest City, AR; a brother, Dan Gibbs and spouse, Karen, Hot Springs, AR; a sister, Billie Mae Sheppard and spouse, J. D., Corsicana, TX; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 28, at Frazer’s Chapel with Rev. Doney Blackerby and Rev. Gregg Stanley officiating. Linda Barrett was organist and soloist were Susan Akin and Melvin Mills. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery by Frazer’s Funeral Home of Warren. Active pallbearers were Jerry West, Tim West, Klay McKinney, Bubba York, Joey Blann and Billy Bates. Honorary pallbearers were John Porter Price, John M. Lipton, Nelson Brooks, Steve Richardson, Jimmy Orrell, Rusty Rowell, Charles Fred Dearman, Phillip Wylie and Scott Richardson. Memorials preferred Center Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund; 60 Cole Road; Rison, AR. 71665 or a charity of your choice.

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Name: Elizabeth Jackson
Message: I am so sorry for yall loss. Ernie will be greatly missed be so many! But, as saved Christians we know that he is so much better off and we will get to see him again someday! I love yall!

Name: Carole (Johns) Rushing
Message: Barbara and all the family, Words can not express the deep sorrow we feel for your great loss. May the Lord grant you the peace and comfort that only HE can at such times in our lives. You will be in our prayers daily and if there is anything at all that we can do, please let us know. You know we are here. With love to all, Owen and Carole Rushing

Name: Arnis & Patsy (Taylor) Glover
Message: Barbara and family, we are so sorry to learn of Ernie's death. We pray the Lord will give you peace and comfort during these trying times.

Name: Nadine Johnston
Message: Little Pat & Janie, I am sorry to hear about Ernie. Our loss is Heavens gain. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Nadine

Name: jerry pennington
Message: i will miss ernie greatly he was a inspiration to me and my family but i know i will see him soon love the pennington,s

Name: rodney roberts
Message: i love you aunt bob.Ernie was a good man and im glad you had the 7 plus years together. im here for you!!!

Name: Robert McDaniel
Message: Andy, Ernie, ya'll are in our prayers.

Name: sharon (parker) hayden
Message: I am so sorry to hear of your loss...If there is anything that I can do for you or your family in this time of need, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me....Again I am sorry.

Name: Bobby and Sandy
Message: Barbara: We were so sorry to hear about Ernie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Scott Milburn
Message: Pat and Barbara, sorry for your loss,you are in our prayers. Ernie will be missed, everyone has their "Ernie story".

Name: Suzette Johnston Neely
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. We know he's in heaven and would want you to take comfort in that. Hug to Andy, my old friend. Love, Suzette

Name: Christie Dixon
Message: I am so sorry for your loss. Ernie was a special man. He will be greatly missed at Center church. He loved the Lord and I know he is smiling at him now. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Thomas Jones
Message: We was sorry to hear about Ernie, He was such a nice man.We enjoyed him when came to visit us.The Thomas jones Family

Name: Keith Calhoun
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Name: Keith and Carla Calhoun
Message: Aunt Bob, we are all so saddened by the loss of Ernie. He is such a great man! Me, Carla, and the girls all viewed New Year's day pics last night and have such fond memories of Ernie! Someone said it correctly; your/our loss is Heaven's gain! You and the entire family are in our prayers! We love you! Keith, Carla, Hannah, Gracie

Name: Bart Langford
Message: Ernie will be greatly missed, by anyone who ever met him. Knowing him for many years, I have many "Ernie" stories. They all bring a smile. God bless you all.

Name: Billy George and Frances Jean West
Message: We are so sorry for your loss of Ernie. Our hearts go out to all of the family. May God Bless and Keep you is our sincere prayer.

Name: Maylon Rice
Message: To the Gibbs family: Ernie was a great woodsman and a good man. I was sad to read of his death. You all are in my prayers.

Name: Bill Woosiel
Message: I will miss Ernie , There was a unique bond betewwn us . I will miss his outgoing personality when I travel to Warren in he future. I you have a great journey to and thru that uknown land on the other side. Coach

Name: Tammy Savage McWilliams
Message: To The Gibbs Family, We are so sorry for your loss, Our Day thought alot of Mr. Ernie. Our thought and prayer are with each of you. The Jeff Savage Family

Name: Tammy York
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Randy and Tammy York

Name: Tracy and Monica Nichols
Message: You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Doogie Darling
Message: Dear loved ones of Ernie - I knew him in forestry circles from my Fordyce and Crossett days. He was very well respected and loved by many of us in the profession. May you feel the presence of our Lord during this time.

Name: Tammy Freer Taylor
Message: Ms. Barbara and family - You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love - Chris, Tammy, Jessica, Emma, and Jake Taylor

Name: Robbin Curry
Message: Mrs. Barbara, We are so sad and miss Ernie so much. He will be greatly missed at Center Baptist and I'm so blessed to have had his friendship. You two are like my real family. I love you and you are in my prayers. Let God be your strength.

Name: Cecil Toon
Message: Ernie & Andy, Your parents were so special to Mary & me when we lived in Warren and attended First Baptist Church with them. We are so sorry for your loss. Coach Toon

Name: Katie Curry
Message: Mrs Barbara, I'm so so sorry about your lost. He will be missed very much. We know that he is in a very better place now. Mr. Ernie and you were like two grandparents to me and you still will be. You and your family are in my prayers.I love ya'll from the bottom of my heart. -Katie Bug

Name: Ken Griffin
Message: We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.

Name: Shanda and Hazel Vinson
Message: Offering our deepest condolences for the loss of Mr. Ernie. May the Lord guide you and give you strength not only this week, but in the months to come. I(Shanda) will surely miss his Wednesday night conversations.Prayers for you all. Shanda and Hazel

Name: Dorothy Jeffers
Message: Gibbs Family you have my Deepest of Sympathy for each of you. May God bless and watch over each of you.

Name: Johnnie Angle
Message: Ernie will truly be missed by hundreds of people. Ernie was a unique person. He had a since of humor. I have known Ernie since my days at Wayne's Restaurant and my own restaurant the Townhouse Restaurant. Each of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Take confort in knowing that some day you will all have a family reunion in Heaven.

Name: Philip Lyon
Message: Knew from Andy that he was in the hospital but just learned of his death.He was my Sunday School teacher who grounded me in Christ. Strange world when I noticed that Jay Bird Wylie was a pall bearer. We worked together in another life when I represented AP & L.Ernie is now in charge of Heaven's forrest and duck hunting with Jesus

Name: French & Judy Wynne and Leon Thornton
Message: Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Name: Julia Ferrell Harris
Message: Ernie, Andy and family my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss. Mr Ernie was a very special man and our loss here on earth is heaven's gain. I thank God for his wonderful faithful life and his unconditional love. May our Lord use his children to love and comfort you during this difficult time. I love you all!

Name: Tom Reeves
Message: Sadden to hear about Ernie- Was always a pleasure and privilage to have worked with him over the years at Potaltch. Ernie was a good man. Tom

Name: David Harcrow
Message: Erine & Andy, I am so sorry about the passing of your father, I always looked up to and thought alot of him.