Charles Mitchell Gibbs, Jr. ’48

Charles Mitchell Gibbs, Jr. ’48 of Cornelia, Ga., died December 27, 2005. He attended Davidson from 1941-1943 and left college to serve in the Fourth Marine Division, “The Fighting Fourth”, during World War II. Prior to being wounded in the Battle of Iwo Jima, he witnessed the raising of the first American flag on Mt. Suribachi. He was a Purple Heart recipient. He returned to Davidson and graduated in 1948. He graduated from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur 1957. He served as pastor in Presbyterian churches in Fork, S.C., Gainesville, and Clarkesville, as well as interim pastor in several other churches in northeast Georgia. He also served as the Stated Clerk of the Athens Presbytery for many years. Survivors include his wife, Ann Campbell Davis Gibbs, 156 Arbutus Trail, Cornelia, Ga. 30531-3800; daughters and sons-in-law, Lila Davis and Wyly Cameron, Los Alamos, N.M., Lee Ann Davis and David Smith, Athens, Shannon Gibbs and Dan Gasaway, Homer, and Carol Gibbs and Ken Crochet, Decatur; son, Charles Mitchell Gibbs, III; and daughter-in-law, Kendra Campbell Gibbs, Raleigh, N.C.; grandchildren, Larissa Cameron Greer, Benjamin Cameron, Justin Smith, Kathryn Smith, Carson Crochet, Clayton Crochet, Campbell Gibbs, Jacob Gibbs, and Cooper Gibbs; siblings, Tilda Gibbs Herrin, Clinton, N.C., and Dr. Stuart Wynn Gibbs, Sr. ’41, Gastonia, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.