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James Gordon "Jay" Gibbs, Jr.
April 13, 1939 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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James Gordon Gibbs, Jr. “Jay”, 84 of Danville, passed away on October 27, 2023. He was born on April 13, 1939 in LaPorte, Indiana, to the late Grace (Patterson) and James Gordon Gibbs, Sr. Jay married Shirley L. Marquess on July 28, 1961 in Danville, and they were married 58 years before her death on May 29, 2020. He is an United States Army veteran. Jay graduated from Wabash College and earned a Doctorate degree in Jurisprudence from Indiana University Law. He worked in the Attorney General’s office for the State of Indiana for many years and then returned to be an attorney in Hendricks County. Jay loved the town of Danville where he grew up and was very involved in his community. He was the founding President of the Danville Optimist Club and volunteered his time with many of the youth sports programs. His passions and hobbies were many but his love of his sports teams, fishing and hunting, reading, games, cards, movies, and music were well known by those who knew him. Jay will be remembered for his sense of humor and trying to bring a smile to all he met. He will be missed greatly by those who remain behind, and we will look fondly on his life well lived. Survivors include his sons, James Gordon Gibbs III “Jamie” of Bradenton, FL., Justin G. Gibbs “Judd” of Plainfield; daughter, Paula R. Schmidt (George) of Plainfield; brother, Dennis L. Gibbs (Louann) of Columbia, SC; sister, Beverly Reiger (Roger) of Lafayette; grandchildren, Katherine Hinkle (Craig Banning), Jessica Hinkle, Leanne Hinkle, Isabella Schmidt, Aubree Gibbs, Lainey Gibbs; and 2 great grandchildren. His parents, wife, and daughter, Bethany J. Bradshaw, preceded him in death. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 02, 2023 in Baker Funeral Home, Danville, with Pastor Ron McDugle officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the service time in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association 6415 Castleway W Dr Ste 114 Indianapolis, IN 46250. Online condolences may be made at www.bakerfuneralservice.com