LINDA LOU NEEDHAM GIBBS, 80 of Gorman, TX passed
away on July 21, 2018, with burial in the Oaklawn
She was born on Oct. 13, 1937 in Ranger, TX to her
parents, Weldon Todd Needham & Clara Nelle (Wells)
Needham. She attended Ranger High School in the
Class of 1955 and married Allan Gibbs in July of
1955 at Newcastle, TX. She had a masters degree
in Education and taught school in Gorman for many
years. She helped with Vacation Bible School and
the kitchen for many years.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents and one
brother, Weldon Needham (RHS-1958).
She is survived by her husband, Allan Gibbs of Gorman;
three sons; Bruce and Kim Gibbs of Tolar, Blain and
Tammy Gibbs of Kyle and David and Shelia Gibbs of
Gorman, two daughters; Bethany and Greg Skiles of
Hobbs, NM and Jodi and Jackie Middleton of Comanche;
three brothers, Jimmy Needham (RHS-1960) of Aztec,
NM, Charlie Archer of Missouri and Kenneth Archer
of Dallas; one sister, Charlotte Robinson of Houston;
ten grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
HUSBAND: ALLAN BLAINE GIBBS, 85, of Gorman, TX
passed away on Jan. 5, 2020, at his home in Gorman.
Allan was born on Nov. 23, 1934 in Olney, TX to Henry
Coleman Gibbs & Ethel Belle (Trammell) Gibbs.
He graduated college with a Masterís Degree and went
on to be a teacher and a coach for 42 years.
Allan married Linda Lou Needham in Newcastle, TX in
July of 1955. They were married for 64 years before
she passed away July 21, 2018. Alan and Linda had
five children together.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church & served
as a deacon for 45 years. Allan loved spending time
with family and going to watch football games at the
Allan is survived by three sons: Bruce Gibbs and his
wife Kim of Tolar; Blaine Gibbs and his wife Tammy
of Kyle; and David Gibbs and his wife Sheila of
Gorman. Two daughters: Bethany Skiles and husband
Greg of Hobbs, New Mecixo; and Jodi Middleton and
husband Jackie of Comanche. Two brothers: Floyd
Gibbs of Newcastle; and Jerry Gibbs of Burleson.
One sister, Lou Farmer of Newcastle. Also, nine
grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Linda Gibbs
and one brother Johnny Gibbs.