Ranger Exes Memorial - RHS Class of 1955

Orvel Gibbs ORVEL MEARDUTH GIBBS, 85, went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 24, 2020, with interment in the Simpson Cemetery at Kokomo, TX. Orvel was born on Oct. 5, 1935 in Somerville Cty, TX to Charlie "Bud" & Mary Beatrice "Bea" Hubble Gibbs. He attended Ranger High School in the Class of 1955 at Ranger, TX. Orvel married Mary Louise Shue in Aug. of 1956 in Fort Worth, they enjoyed 63 years of marriage until her passing in 2019. Orvel was a successful gospel musician, ran a thriving candy business, & worked as a helicopter mechanic prior to his retirement. He had a passion for gospel music, its history, and serving the Lord. He is survived by his son, Terry Gibbs and wife, Tammie; daughters, Cindy Dickerson, Charlotte Hicks, and Sherry Elmore and husband, Tim; brothers, Jerry Gibbs (RHS-1968) and Charlie Jackson Gibbs and wife, Delores; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. Mr. Gibbs was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Teresa Rawlings; sister, Inez Gibbs; and brother, Ronnie Gibbs (RHS-1963).