August 23, 2018 at 1:15pm

Keith A. Gibbs ObituaryMemorial for Keith Gibbs ’77

Springfield, IL—Keith A. Gibbs, 62, of Springfield, died at 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Memorial Medical Center.

Keith was born November 11, 1955 in Springfield, the son of Eugene and Juhlann Davis Gibbs. He married Cindy L. Taft on October 4, 1980 in Springfield.

Keith graduated from Springfield High School and earned his bachelor's degree in Marketing from Millikin University in 1977. He spent most of his career in marketing and sales, and was most recently employed with CR Davis Investments. Keith was a member of Springfield First Church (formerly First United Methodist Church), where he was on the board of trustees and was a former chairman. He was also a longtime member of American Business Club, Island Bay Yacht Club, and an active member of the Ham radio community. Keith enjoyed astronomy and following the weather.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy of Springfield; daughter, Shawn (Dan Wakefield) Gibbs of Springfield; brother, Jeffrey (wife, Susan) Gibbs of Springfield; and four nieces.

Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.

Memorial Gathering and Ceremony: Family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:45 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Springfield First Church, 2941 S. Koke Mill Rd., Springfield. A memorial ceremony will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Rev. Mike Whitaker officiating.

Private family burial will be held at a later date at Rochester Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: UIS Astronomy-Physics, Office of Advancement, University of Illinois Springfield, One University Plaza, MS PAC 591, Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407 or by visiting

The family of Keith A. Gibbs is being served by Boardman-Smith Funeral Home, 800 S. Grand Ave. West, Springfield.

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Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from Feb. 3 to Feb. 4, 2018

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