Kenny Gibbs

Obituary of Kenny Gibbs

Kenny Gibbs, age 61, of Modesto, Il. died Friday morning (June 29, 2018) at his residence.

He was born May 12, 1957 in Carlinville, Il.  son of the late Walter “Shorty” and Betty Sutton Gibbs.

He married Rose Turner on November 22, 1989 in Carlinville, Il. and she survives.

Also surviving are his children, Jenny Garrett (Shannon) of Peoria, Il., Amber Lane Tainter (Russell) of Foley, Mo., Monica Boulanger of Springfield, Il., Marty Boulanger of Jacksonville, Il., Kenessa Gibbs of Springfield, Il., Vurlana Stainback of Dallas, Texas, Amber Dawn Boulanger of Springfield, Il., Jessica Gibbs of Palmyra, Il., Bobbie Reiz-Diaz of Macallan, Texas, Roddy Joe Boulanger (Tonya) of Virden, Il., Shawn Gibbs (Sarah) of Sherman, Il., and Nathan Gibbs (Tami) Ashland, Il.; thirty-two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister Linda Chapman of Raleigh, N.C.; and several cousins.

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents.

Kenny was a 1975 graduate of Northwestern High School in Palmyra, Il.  He enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving on the U.S.S. Vulcan.  He was an over the road driver for Hays Transport in Carlinville, Il. for many years.  Kenny loved to garden and being outdoors.  He also loved spending time fishing and enjoying his family.  He was a member of the Waverly Christian Church where he was an elder.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday (July 3, 2018) at Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly, Il.  Burial will be in Waverly East Cemetery where graveside military rites will be conducted by Waverly American Legion Post.  Visitation will be held 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. A meal will be served following services Tuesday at Franklin Christian Church in Franklin, Il.  Condolences may be sent to the family online at