Gilbert N. “Gib” Woods
Posted on April 8, 2021
Gilbert N. “Gib” Woods, 78, Newton, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at HSHS St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Services celebrating Gib’s life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 18, 2021, in an outside ceremony at the First Baptist Church in Newton, with Rev. Steve Willis officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Meyer Funeral Home in Newton. The obituary can be viewed and condolences left at www.meyerfh.com.
Gilbert better known as “Gib” was born on Feb. 20, 1942, in Jasper County, the son of Dale and Imogene (Kissinger) Woods. He graduated from Newton Community High School in 1960. On Sept. 5, 1961, Gib married his high school sweetheart Carolyn Massey at Lawrenceville. Carolyn preceded him in death on Oct. 11, 2016.
Gib attended barber college in Decatur, and worked as a barber in Newton for several years. After Gib retired from being a barber, he formed Gib Woods Oil Company, and drilled and produced oil in Jasper and the surrounding counties.
Gib is survived by his children Dr. Ronald (wife Dr. Laurel) Woods of Milwaukee, Wis., and Jeanne (husband Andy) Shull of Hidalgo, Ill.; grandchildren; great grandchildren; sister Nelda Callicoat of Newton; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends also survive.
Gib was preceded in death by his parents, wife of 55 years Carolyn, brother Gary Woods and sisters Peggy Schrader and Becky Matthews.
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