TEWKSBURY, Mass. - Claud S. Gibbs, died March 29, at Lowell General, Saints Campus in Lowell, after a long period of declining health. He was the beloved husband of the late, Ruth A. (Ham) Gibbs, who died in 2011. He was born in Bangor, Maine, the only child of the late Claude Clinton Gibb and Gwendolyn A. (Spenser) Gibb.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After serving a tour of duty stationed in Germany, he worked for the B&M Railroad. He later moved to Tewksbury to raise his family and worked as a heavy equipment operator at Cormier Construction in Tewksbury.
He was an assistant scout master in the Tewksbury Boy Scouts Troop 47. He was also an active Red Cross donor accompanying his wife while she volunteered during blood drives.
He is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Randall Gibbs, of Tewksbury, Samuel Gibbs and his wife, Theresa (Diette), of Nashua, N.H.; a daughter and son-in-law, Claudia M. Cook and her husband, Thomas, of Gardner, Mass.; five grandchildren, Erica Ferguson and her husband, Jim, of Haverhill, Michael Gibbs, of Rochester, N.H., Victoria Gibbs, of Dracut, Thomas Cook and his wife, Lindsea, of Templeton, Ryan Cook, of Gardner; and a great-grandson, Tanner James Cook.
He was the father of the late Gwendolyn Gibbs who died in 1960.
Relatives and friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Tewksbury Funeral Home, corner of 1 Dewey St. and 975 Main St. (Route 38) Tewksbury Center, phone 978-851-2950. His funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or online woundedwarriorproject.org, will be appreciated; tewksburyfuneralhome.com.