John F. “Jack” Gibbs

John F. “Jack” Gibbs

November 8, 1932 – August 8, 2020

John Francis “Jack” Gibbs, age 87 years of Omaha, died on Saturday, August 8, 2020, Feast of St. Dominic, at Crown Pointe in Omaha. Jack was born on November 8, 1932 in Omaha to his parents, Alice and John F. Gibbs, Sr.  He grew up in Omaha and graduated from Creighton Prep High School.

He graduated from Creighton University with a BSC in Management in May, 1954. Jack found his only love, Joyce Matt, while attending Creighton. They were married on September 25, 1954, in Omaha. They traveled with the U. S. Army to Fort Benning, GA where their oldest son, David, and oldest daughter, Dianne, were born. Jack was honorably discharged from the U. S. Army on June 2, 1962, as a 1st Lieutenant from Fort Benning, Ga. They moved back to Omaha in 1956 where Jack worked in business management at Northern Natural Gas, Mutual of Omaha, and Clarkson Hospital, and their other three children, Susanne, Donald, and Gregory, were born.

Jack and Joyce loved to travel, attend Creighton University basketball games, play cards, and attend the performing arts. Jack was a member of Radio Talking Book–Omaha, and a member of St. Leo the Great Catholic Parish, Omaha. Jack was a camera aficionado and enjoyed taking photos of all the family vacations and celebrations.

Jack is survived by his five children: Dave (Leslie) Gibbs, Dianne (John) Mackey, Sue (Barry) Scheinost, Don Gibbs, (Beth Gibbs), and Greg (Lynette) Gibbs; 17 grandchildren: David John (Liz) Gibbs; Stephen Gibbs; Chris (Rachel) Gibbs; Brian (Rachael) Mackey; Daniel (Christy) Mackey; Carla, Lauren, and Emma Gibbs; Sarah (Gibbs) (Brian) Birkby; Ben Gibbs; Abby Gibbs; Matthew (Meagan) Gibbs; John (Kerri) Gibbs; Mark (Jen) Gibbs; Andrew, Nathan, and Jacob Gibbs; 12 great—grandchildren: Dillion, Levi, Kynlie, Liam, Samuel, Aiden, Blake, Connor, Logan, Emma, Vivian, and Baby Gibbs (November ’20); two sisters, Carol (Jerry) Dugan, Janet and (Jim) Wicka; two brothers-in-law, Tom (Janet) Matt and Jim Matt.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years, Joyce, and his parents.

VISITATION observing CDC Guidelines: Tuesday, August 11th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, with VIGIL SERVICE at 6pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, August 12th at 10am at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, 1920 N. 102nd St.  Interment, Calvary Cemetery with military honors by Millard American Legion Post 374 & VFW Post 8334.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to Radio Talking Book or St. Leo the Great Catholic Church.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil, Mass, and Graveside Service, please go to and click on the “View Live Service” button on the home page.



  • Kent and Sri Bieker Posted August 8, 2020 6:07 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for Jack and the entire Gibbs family.

  • Peggy Wilmes Posted August 8, 2020 8:09 pm

    Sue, I am so sorry to hear about the death of you father I hope he is at peace in heaven. Peg

  • Bill Fleming Posted August 9, 2020 10:26 am

    Don, I’m sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Losing our fathers is really tough. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Chris, Tracey, Sarah and Noah Matt Posted August 9, 2020 3:47 pm

    You are all in our thoughts and Prayers.
    Chris, Tracey, Sarah & Noah Matt

  • J Terry Macnamara Posted August 10, 2020 7:34 am

    My older brother, Pat, died in 2004. His picture on my desk reminds me every day of what a great person he is in my life every day. My prayers are with you at this time.

    J Terry

  • Patti & Robert Hill Posted August 11, 2020 9:59 am

    Seeing Uncle Jack with a camera at the ready will always be a fond memory. Knowing that he is at peace and with Aunt Joyce is a comforting thought. We are thinking of the entire Gibbs family as you gather in many different ways to honor his life.
    Patti & Robert Hill and family

  • Linda and Philip Stone Posted August 16, 2020 9:36 am

    Jack was an especially outreaching cousin across many miles. We will miss his cousinly love. God bless you Jack for all your smiles and the way your brought many smiles to the faces of others. Rest in peace now for an eternity with Joyce.

  • Father Fitz Posted August 26, 2020 9:24 am

    My Condolences: I offered a mass here in Scottsdale AZ. FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF MY PREP CLASSMATE, Jack.

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