Kenneth E. Gibbs, 91, a longtime resident of Merrimac, passed in the quiet beauty of the High Pointe House in Haverhill, surrounded by family and friends, on Tuesday, April 10.
One of three sons of the late Hollis W. and Mae E. (York) Gibbs, “Kenny” as he was known by many, was born in Haverhill on March 1, 1927 and was a graduate of Haverhill High School, followed by two years at Haverhill Trade School.
Gibbs was a lifelong trucker, working in the family trucking business, Gibbs Express, started by his father.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the United States Navy until his discharge on July 16, 1946 as Seaman First Class.
As a motorcycle enthusiast, Gibbs was a member of the Retreads Motorcycle Club and Romeo’s (Retired Old Men Eat Out) Motorcycle Club, the Merrimac Lions Club and the Common Ground Coffee Group.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Thelma (Bridges) Gibbs of Merrimac, along with many cousins and dear friends. He was predeceased by his brothers, Clifford E. Gibbs and Hollis W. Gibbs, Jr.
Visiting hours at the Highland Chapel of Paul C. Rogers Family Funeral Home, 2 Hillside Avenue, Amesbury, will be Sunday, April 15 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. immediately followed by services at the funeral home and burial at Walnut Cemetery, Haverhill. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to High Point House , 360 North Avenue, Haverhill, MA 01830 or to the Merrimac Fire Department, 16 East Main Street, Merrimac, MA 01860.