Ralph V. Gibbs, Jr., passed away December 31, 2012, at the age of 88, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Hartford, W.Va., son of the late Ralph Vernon Gibbs, Sr. and Zella Gower Gibbs. He was a World War II Navy veteran.
He was employed by AEP as a supervisor and retired after 32 years of service. He married Dorothy Childs in 1948 and they lived in New Haven for 58 years. They had two children, Gloria and Gregg. Ralph was known by many as Ralph, Junior, Dad, June, Grandpa and Pap. He was a man of God who lived his life as an example to others, sharing and giving that others may have.
Surviving are daughter, Gloria (Larry) Compston of Middleport, Ohio; daughter-in-law, Robin (Hawk) Gibbs of New Haven, W.Va.; brother, Jake (Edith) Gibbs of Worthington, Ohio; sister, Patty Waid of New Haven, W.Va.; grandchildren, Gregory Sean Gibbs of Mason, W.Va.; PJ (Heather) Gibbs of New Haven, W.Va.; Mary (Alban) Curtis of Ashville, Ohio; Verna (Jay) Cremeans of Newport News, Va.; Vanessa (Ryan) Wolfe of Logan, Ohio; Anthony (Barclay) Gibbs of Timonium, Md.; Todd Compston of Little Hocking, Ohio; Jill Small of Washington, W.Va.; Vanessa (Mark) Small of Parkersburg, W.Va.; former daughter-in-law Patricia Gibbs; 20 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 64 years, Dorothy; and his son, Ralph Gregory; as well as six sisters, Imogen, Mildred, Ernestine, Martha Jane, Mabel; and a niece, Phyllis.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio. Officiating will be Irving Ross, Carlton Schooley and Dale Parker. Burial will be in Sunrise Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pleasant Valley Hospice, Point Pleasant, W.Va.
A registry is available at www.andersonmcdaniel.com.