Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Patrick J. Gibbs, Jr., 21, a resident of Davenport, will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 422 E. 10th St., Davenport.
Burial will take place in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal with military honors. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., Davenport. Pat passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010 at his residence after a brief illness.
Patrick Joseph Gibbs, Jr. was born on Jan. 31, 1988 in Davenport, a son of Patrick and Andrea (Rescon) Gibbs. He attended West High School and enrolled in the U.S. Army in 2005. While in the Army he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rochville University with an associate’s degree in criminal justice.
Pat attained the rank of Staff Sergeant during his almost 5 dedicated years of service. He served two tours of duty in Iraq. Pat was part of the Airborne Rangers, and was awarded a Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest decoration for valor in war, a Bronze Star with Valor, and three Purple Hearts. He truly found his niche in the Army.
Memorials may be made to the family to establish a memorial in Pat’s name.
Pat is survived by his fiancée, Savannah Huelsman, Mason, Ohio; children, Aidan Gibbs and Jayden Gibbs; parents, Pat and Andrea Gibbs; a brother, Brian Gibbs; a sister, Corrinne Gibbs, all of Davenport, his grandfather, Daniel S. Gibbs; nieces, Renee Christine Gibbs and Layla Kirsten Emmer; uncles and aunts, James (Leslie) Gibbs, Gregory (Jennifer) Gibbs, Mary Ann (Richard) Schram, John (Maureen) Gibbs, Michael (Sally) Gibbs, and Mary Ellen Gibbs; and numerous cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Rita Marie Gibbs, and his uncle, Daniel Gibbs, Jr. May they rest in peace. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Pat’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com.