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“I still grieve for you. I still miss you, and I'll always love you. ”
1 of 67 | Posted by: Lisa Gibbs - Princeton, KY

“WIll always be remembered in our hearts, love you gib ”
2 of 67 | Posted by: Fraser Nixon - grimsby, FL

“Kaleb, Its seems like its been years since you,ve been gone to be with the Lord. I am so thankful that God brought you to my class in 6th and 7th...Read More »
3 of 67 | Posted by: Taylor Mathis - Central City, KY

“Buddy, we wasnt close, but yeah we talked in schools every now and then, but from what i saw everyone loved you and most of us still love you! And my...Read More »
4 of 67 | Posted by: Kenze Ford - Greenville, KY

“Buddy, I love and miss you so much. I remember everthing that happened and everything we talked about! I can't wiat to see you...Read More »
5 of 67 | Posted by: Rikki Carroll - muhlenberg, KY

“Buddy, ever since you've been gone nothing is the same. Just know we miss you. Not seeing you at school or at the mud boggs kills me. The last hug we...Read More »
6 of 67 | Posted by: Carlie Troop - Beechcreek, KY

“Kaleb Ryan, I Miss You So Much Buddy! I love you. I can't wait to see you again<3! ”
7 of 67 | Posted by: Rikki Beth - Muhlenberg, KY

“Kaleb. You was my best friend & you always made me happy. I had every class with you. And now that your gone im Goin crazy. I miss you so much Kaleb...Read More »
8 of 67 | Posted by: Carlie Elizabeth Troop Buchanan - KY

“I remember friday you was getting off the bus and the last thing i heard you say was im going to get me some chicken nuggets from mackyd's i still...Read More »
9 of 67 | Posted by: Rhiannon Ford - close friends

“I remember the friday before fall break me and you was in mr.noffsinger and i said to you "kaleb im gonna miss you and that i would see him next...Read More »
10 of 67 | Posted by: kennedy howard - greenville, KY

“He always used to make us feel better by saying try and think of a T-rex trying to make a bed!!!! ”
11 of 67 | Posted by: Rhiannon Ford - close friends

“Kaleb was an amazing friend, he could make anybody laugh, he talked a lot but he always had positive things to say. He couldn't have gotten any...Read More »
12 of 67 | Posted by: kennedy howard - greenvill, KY

13 of 67 | Posted by: Rhiannon Ford - close friend

“Kaleb was a amazing guy. He would make you laugh when you was down, he would cry with you when you cryed. He was my best friend in the whole world....Read More »
14 of 67 | Posted by: Taylor Witherspoon

“Kaleb was one of my very close friends he will be missed i wish you the best in your journey you guys have raised an amazing son i wish you the best...Read More »
15 of 67 | Posted by: Rhiannon Ford - close friend

“Kaleb was my best friend and like a brother to me. He will be missed so much, everyone loved Kaleb, he was so hilarious and fun to be around I pray...Read More »
16 of 67 | Posted by: Taylor Mathis - best friends

“Brenda and family, So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and strength in this difficult time. ”
17 of 67 | Posted by: Ed Hoskinson - White Plains, KY

“I am so sorry for your loss. Kaleb was a very sweet kid. He always made me laugh in class. He was a joy. Kristen Clark ”
18 of 67 | Posted by: Kristen Clark - Leitchfield, KY

“He was always friendly and outgoing at track meets. Abby enjoyed running with him. Very sorry. ”
19 of 67 | Posted by: Michelle dukes - Central city, KY

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20 of 67 | Posted by: Michelle Dukes - Central city, KY

“I will miss him so much ”
21 of 67 | Posted by: timothy vincent - belton, KY

“Words cant describe my sorrow and regret. Please accept my deepest, deepest sympathies. ”
22 of 67 | Posted by: Mark Turick - steubenville, OH

“Dear sweet Buddy, Even though you didn't get the chance to know us, and we were only able to watch you grow into a beautiful young man through...Read More »
23 of 67 | Posted by: Melissa Andreozzi/Nikki Westfall/Doug&Joyce Turick - OH

“Brenda, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Lots of love and prayers for you and your family. ”
24 of 67 | Posted by: Kim Durall - Greenville, KY

“So sorry for your loss. Kaleb was always such a joy to have in class. He was always smiling! Prayers to your family. ”
25 of 67 | Posted by: Lynne Dillard - Leitchfield, KY

“I remember Kaleb well. He had a beautiful smile and he was very quiet until you got to know him and then he really shined. He was always well behaved...Read More »
26 of 67 | Posted by: Kay Hafford - Leitchfield, KY

“I knew kaleb as a friend at school. When I didnt want to go, he made it worth going. He always made each class fun. He would make me laugh everyday....Read More »
27 of 67 | Posted by: Seth Davis - Drakesboro, KY

“Paige, I am sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers. ”
28 of 67 | Posted by: Andrew Feldhaus - Owensboro, KY

“I am so very sorry for your loss. ”
29 of 67 | Posted by: Lisa Oller - Leitchfield, KY

“We didn't personally know Buddy but we do know his mom and dad and if he was anything like them, he was an amazing kid. We hope you find peace and we...Read More »
30 of 67 | Posted by: Dennis, Brandi, Domonik and Damian Rawson - FL

“Jay and family--i am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray for comfort for you and your family. I just wish I could give you a hug right now. Take...Read More »
31 of 67 | Posted by: Evelyn Robinson - Follansbee, WV

“My son nate wilson has autism spectrum. Friends are hard to make for him. In todd county he was beat up everyday. Buddy was his friend and not only...Read More »
32 of 67 | Posted by: brandy wilson and family - KY

“Im very sorry you lost kaleb. Its so sad. He was my friend and very good to me. ”
33 of 67 | Posted by: nate wilson - greenville, KY

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your sweet family. ”
34 of 67 | Posted by: Maddie Drake and Mom - greenville, KY

“I didn't know him personally, but when I saw him he was a nice outgoing kid. He rode my bus for the longest time, he's loved and will be missed. I'm...Read More »
35 of 67 | Posted by: unknown - Drakesboro, KY

“I don't know you all personally but hearing this news breaks my heart to say the least!! I pray that God will give you the strength and comfort you...Read More »
36 of 67 | Posted by: Shannon Walker - Greenville, KY

“So sorry to hear of this. Didnt knpw Buddy well, but remember him coming and talking to us at the bog whenever we could come to it. He was always...Read More »
37 of 67 | Posted by: buchana midboggers, Joe,scott.Jeff and susie - AL

“I remember how buddy and all the kids tyler and chase and paige would run around outside and play and how happy the kids where. I am so sorry Renata...Read More »

“Thoughts and prayers to the family. Kenneth and Rebecca Howe ”
39 of 67 | Posted by: Kenneth And Rebecca Howe - KY

“Deepest sympathy to you & yours. I lost a child, if I can help, I would welcome. ”
40 of 67 | Posted by: Ann Runyan Harlan - Greenville, KY

“Jay & Renata, my heart is broken for you. Even though I never met Buddy, I know you guys loved him so much. I cannot even imagine the loss you feel....Read More »
41 of 67 | Posted by: Georgia Carl - Alliance, OH

“John and Renata please know that me, my family and your UTES team is thinking about you and we want you and your family to know that we are here for...Read More »
42 of 67 | Posted by: Unit Training Equipment Site (UTES) - KY

“I don't know you all but this has broken my heart. As a mother myself, I just couldn't even imagine. You all are in my prayers. ”
43 of 67 | Posted by: Priscilla - Belton, KY

44 of 67 | Posted by: CHARLES L BROWN JR - WV

“I can't even put into words how devastated my heart is for you all. I' m praying & will continue to pray. Even though I'm in Ohio, I will do ANYTHING...Read More »
45 of 67 | Posted by: Lauralee - Negley, OH

“Very sorry to hear if this tragic news! I know there's not much I can say that will be of any help to either of you but losing a loved one who had...Read More »
46 of 67 | Posted by: Charles Walter - Steubenville, OH

“John and Renata, even though I have not seen you, I send you my love and prayers. God bless and comfort you during your time of loss. I am so very...Read More »
47 of 67 | Posted by: Kimberly Michele Sanders Sizemore - AZ

“No words at this time will have any meaning for you I know. But my son Cody Wade and myself want to express how sorry we are for the loss of your son. ”
48 of 67 | Posted by: Barbara Velasquez - Drakesboro, KY

“i ma so sorry he was a real nice buddie if u need a shoulder to cry on he was already there ”
49 of 67 | Posted by: hannah - russellville, KY

“Hey i am so sorry i really if we could go back in time i would have taken his place so he could have lived his life i know he had a plan for future...Read More »
50 of 67 | Posted by: hannah - russellville, KY

“So sorry for your loss the Truman family will be praying ”
51 of 67 | Posted by: jennifer Truman - sweetwater, TN

“May memories of kaleb and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead. ”
52 of 67 | Posted by: cordell vincent - belton, KY

“Renata and Jay, I am so very sorry for your loss! May God be with all of you and bless you with all you need to pull through this difficult time in...Read More »
53 of 67 | Posted by: Rob and Billie Peach - toronto, OH

“Thoughts and prayers to you and your family so sorry for your loss ”
54 of 67 | Posted by: Yvonne and terry redden - my orab, OH

“Love from the Thomas family and lots of it! ”
55 of 67 | Posted by: Maliah Thomas - bloomingdale, OH

“Buddy I will miss you and your laugh you were so funny you made my day always I'm going to miss you but God needed a new angel and he choose you,...Read More »
56 of 67 | Posted by: michaela campbell

“Our thoughts are with you during this time of tragedy. Our prayer is that God wraps His loving arms around you and gives you comfort and strength...Read More »
57 of 67 | Posted by: Joe & Tina Whitworth - Drakesboro, KY

“I am so sorry for your loss,I know he felt loved and had a great life shared with loving are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
58 of 67 | Posted by: Lyn - Wintersville, OH - Friend

“There are no words that can express what you are going through. May God give you the peace and comfort to help you day by day. ”
59 of 67 | Posted by: Echo Browning - Greenville, KY

“I am so sorry for your loss. My family will keep your family in our prayers. ”
60 of 67 | Posted by: Crystal Ghrist Chipps - OH

61 of 67 | Posted by: melissa goray - Toronto, OH

“Buddy.... If you can hear me right now... I just want you to know, that you've always had a place in my heart, and you always will, I'm really going...Read More »
62 of 67 | Posted by: Brianna Morgan - Greenville, KY

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Kaleb. I cannot imagine what this young man's family is going through right now. I'm sorry...Read More »
63 of 67 | Posted by: Becky Blake - Owensboro, KY

“Your going to be missed Kaleb. You made everyone laugh when they needed it. Your the most amazing guy i have met, im glad i had so many memories with...Read More »
64 of 67 | Posted by: LauraWright. - Greenvilee, KY

“Brenda I'm so sorry for your loss ”
65 of 67 | Posted by: Paradise Cafe' - Drakesboro, KY

“May God wrap his arms around you and your family in your time of loss. I couldn't begin to imagine how you feel or the pain in your heart but I know...Read More »
66 of 67 | Posted by: Katie sharp - Graham, KY

“I love you so much ”
67 of 67 | Posted by: Lisa Gibbs - Princeton, KY

DRAKESBORO - Kaleb Ryan "Buddy" Gibbs, 13, of Drakesboro, died Sunday, October 5, 2014, at 12:06AM at St. Mary's Medical Center in Evansville. Kaleb was born November 14, 2000, in Pennsylvania. He was preceded in death by his cousin, Alyssa Nicole DiCesare.

Survivors include his parents, John and Renata Gibbs of Drakesboro; brothers J.D. Gibbs III and Noah Gibbs, both of Drakesboro; sisters Paige Gibbs and Miranda Gibbs, both of Drakesboro; grandparents Steve and Twila DiCesare, Marty and Ann Wiant, Terry and Brenda Simms, and John and Lisa Gibbs Sr.; great-grandmother Dixie Wiant; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; our Simms Families; and extended family.

Funeral services will be Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 10:00AM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. Jeremy Atwood officiating. Burial in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday after 5:00PM at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at