Richard Lee Gibbs, 67, of Hayti, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009, at his residence.
Born Sept. 6, 1941, in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Harry and LeAndrew Rose Gibbs, he was a graduate of Washburn School in Chicago and was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Chicago.
He married Mildred May, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by six brothers and sisters.
Survivors include three sisters, Mildred Edwards and Louise and Joan Gibbs, all of Chicago; a brother-in-law, Henry Edwards and a host of nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the John W. German Funeral Home Chapel in Hayti with Rev. Darion Thomas officiating.
Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery at Hayti.
Pallbearers were friends and family members.