Tim Gibbens Obituary, Death – It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of a cherished member of the EKU football family, former Colonel linebacker Tim “Gibby” Gibbens. He peacefully departed from this world over the weekend, leaving behind a legacy of strength, passion, and love. As we mourn the loss of an extraordinary individual, let us remember the profound impact he had on the lives of those around him. From a young age, his love for football was evident, and it would ultimately shape his life in unimaginable ways. Attending Eastern Kentucky University, he quickly made his mark on the football field, becoming an all-conference performer in 2001. Gibby’s dedication, skill, and relentless spirit made him a force to be reckoned with, and his teammates looked up to him as a natural leader.
Off the field, Tim was known for his infectious laughter, warm smile, and genuine kindness. He had an uncanny ability to make everyone around him feel valued and loved, earning him the adoration and respect of countless friends and teammates. Gibby’s sense of humor was legendary, and his witty remarks could instantly lighten any room. His larger-than-life personality matched his incredible presence on the football field, making him an unforgettable figure in the hearts of those who knew him. Beyond his athletic achievements, Tim was a devoted family man. He deeply cherished his parents, siblings, and extended family, finding solace and strength in their unwavering support throughout his life.
The loss of Gibby leaves an irreplaceable void in their lives, but they take solace in the countless memories and love he shared with them. As we come together to honor Tim’s memory, let us offer our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and all those who were fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him. May his spirit inspire us to live life with the same passion and determination he displayed on the football field, and may we hold onto the cherished memories that will forever remind us of the extraordinary man he was. Tim “Gibby” Gibbens, you will be dearly missed, but your legacy will continue to shine brightly. Rest in peace, dear friend