He was the husband of Audrey J. Porter Stanley with whom he shared 55 years of marriage.
Born in Bakersville, NC he was the son of the late Dewey Wesley and Esta Gouge Stanley.
Gibbs was a veteran of the US Army.
He was employed with the Coatesville VA Hospital as the boiler plant supervisor for 12 years and later as a barber for 10 years retiring in 1995.
He attended Nottingham Presbyterian Church.
Gibbs was a generous man who loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and friends.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gibbs Stanley, Jr.; a daughter Krista E. Longenecker; three brothers, Lee Stanley, Donald Stanley and Charles Stanley; and two sisters, Gertrude Agnoli and Helen Stanley.
Funeral services and interment are private.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., Oxford.
On-line condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.