John “Henry” Gibbs

WILTON – John “Henry” Gibbs, 72, of Livermore, passed away suddenly Wednesday, April 5, 2023, in Wilton. He was born Sept. 8, 1950, in Lewiston, Maine, the son of Omar Gibbs and Grace (Brown) Gibbs. He was a 1968 graduate of Livermore Falls High School. Upon graduation, he joined the Army, being discharged to help with the family farm. John then went on to work at Berry Hill, D.L. Punch, International Paper Mill, and owned his own trucking and logging company known as John’s Trucking. He served for 10 years with the Livermore Fire Department. John was a member of Maine Antique Tractor Club, the Livermore Trailblazers Snowmobile Club, and was a lifelong member of the AMVETS. He enjoyed Legend car racing, hunting, woodsman’s competitions, antique tractor pulling, snowmobiling (trail riding and racing), and attending vintage snowmobile shows. John and his son, Jason hosted an annual Vintage Snowmobile Ride. This past March, they held the 8th annual ride and 48 antique sleds showed up. This annual ride meant so much to him.

He is survived by his son Jason Gibbs and fiancé Holly Richards of Livermore, his daughter Darci Gibbs of Livermore and her companion Tony St. Pierre of Jay, his grandson Jaden Gibbs of Livermore, his siblings Richard Gibbs, Larry Brown, Danny Brown, Alton Brown, and Linda Quirrion, and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his faithful companion, his dog Raven, and special friend Mary Cook.

He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Mary Blaisdell, and his special “grand puppy” of 16 years, Myles.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Mary Cook for her 27-plus years of service to John’s Trucking business as well as the decades she helped care for him. Messages of condolence may be sent to:

A Celebration of Life Gathering with Military Honors will be held from 4-6 p.m., on Friday, April 14, 2023, at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. Members of the military organizations will meet at 4:15 p.m., at the funeral home. Members of the Livermore Fire Department will meet at 5:30 p.m., at the funeral home.

If desired, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Franklin County Animal Shelter, 550 Industry Road, Farmington, Maine 04938, or Livermore Trail Blazers,

10 Crash Road,

Livermore, ME 04253.

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