Tommy Gibbs

Tommy Gibbs

1938 - 2020

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AIKEN, SC – Tommy Gibbs, age 81, passed away Monday, October 5, 2020, at his residence following a brief illness.

Tommy was born December 14, 1938 in Aiken, SC to the late Tom Gibbs and the late Virginia George Gibbs. He served his country in the US Army and attended Newberry College. Tommy spent his career in Petroleum Sales. He was a life-long resident of Aiken and was a member of St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church. Tommy was a member of the Jaycees and Sertoma and participated in the Karios Prison Ministry. He was an avid Gamecock and Pacer athletics fan and was a member of the Gamecock Club for forty-eight years. Tommy was awarded the American Award for Bravery in 2001 at the Justice Department for his heroism for saving a girl’s life. Tommy will be remembered for his devotion to family; especially to his children and grandsons.

In addition to his parents, Tommy was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Lucas Gibbs; and a daughter, Lisa Gibbs Cornwell.

Survivors include a daughter, Beth Gibbs Mayberry (Jeff), Aiken, SC; a son, Will Gibbs, Aiken, SC; four grandsons, Lucas Cornwell, Glendale, AZ, Davis Cornwell, Columbia, SC, Mason Gibbs, Clemson, SC, and Wyles Cornwell, Aiken, SC; a sister, Johanna Gibbs, Aiken, SC; a son-in-law, Ed Cornwell; a very special friend Heriann Goddard; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and his dog, Jack.

Services will be private. You may view the live-stream of the service by visiting the official George Funeral Home & Cremation Center Facebook page beginning at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020 (

A Celebration of Tommy’s Life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Thaddeus Episcopal Church, 125 Pendleton St. SW, Aiken, SC 29801.

The Historic George Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234).

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