Thomas Patrick (Tommy) Gibbons Sr. passed away Saturday May 4, 2019 at his home in Chehalis, Washington.
He was born in Cut Bank, Montana, on April 13, 1940, to Ralph and Kathleen Gibbons, who were longtime residents of Coram, Montana.
Tommy was a hard worker his entire life. He was always helping others who were in need. It was nothing to see him take complete strangers home from time to time, give them a meal and help them in any way possible. His faith in God and the church were always a large part of his life.
In his younger years, he worked in the woods and in the oil fields in Cut Bank.
He relocated to Sandpoint, Idaho, in 1967, where he worked in the timber industry in various jobs from working in the mills on the green chain to driving logging truck up until a stroke in 2004. He lost the use of his hand and eventually most of his independence. He always enjoyed the outdoors and being with his family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his sisters, Sharon Wright and Deanna Harris.
Tommy is survived by his children, Lisa (Allison) of Olympia, Washington, Tom Jr. of Rochester, Washington, Chris of Sandpoint, Mike of Spanaway, Washington, Nick of Chehalis, Sean of Niceville, Florida, and Annie Casquejo of Centralia, Washington. He had 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He is survived by his remaining siblings, Ralph of Fremont, Nebraska, Elva (Hen-derson) of Shelton, Washing-ton, and David of Roches-ter.
There are many more individuals that have always considered family.
He will greatly be missed.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Sandpoint Christian Center, 1925 N. Boyer Ave., Sandpoint. Service will begin at 1 p.m.