MIDDLEFIELD - Carl Douglas Gibbs, 81, a lifelong resident of Middlefield, died Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at University Hospital Case Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 18, 1931, in Middlefield, the son of Myron J. and Cora McGurer Gibbs.
Carl graduated from Middlefield High School in 1949 and married his sweetheart, Arlene Boorn, on June 24, 1951, at First United Methodist Church in Middlefield.
Carl loved fishing, traveling and working outdoors. He was the owner of Carl Gibbs and Sons, a third-generation family business in excavation and trucking.
He volunteered at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, conducted church services at Pleasant Hill and Burton Health Care, and was very active with his church. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Middlefield and the Gideon's International. Carl was a humble servant of God.
He will be missed dearly by his friends and family, Arlene, his beloved wife of 62 years; two sons, Darell (Joyce) Gibbs of Dempsytown, Pa., and Gregory (Roxanne) Gibbs of Port Orford, Ore.; eight grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Myron and Cora Gibbs; his brothers, Hubert, Wilmer and Edward; and his grandparents, Frank and Carrie McGurer and Wilmer L. and Estelle Gibbs.
A Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at First United Methodist Church, 14099 S. State Ave., Middlefield.
Contributions may be made to the church land and building fund, P.O. Box 207, Middlefield, OH 44062.
Russell Funeral Service in Middlefield assisted with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.russell-funeralservicesusa.com.