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Merl
03-09-2010, 12:52 PM
It is with the greatest regrets to inform our members that Jack Gibbs passed away today. No arrangement have been made at this time. Keep his family in your prayers.
There is no one more passionate about KCBS and BBQ than Jack. He is a friend and a champion who will be missed. Merl

bbqbull
03-09-2010, 01:02 PM
I am sorry for your loss Merl.

RIP Jack.

bigabyte
03-09-2010, 01:07 PM
Very sorry to hear. RIP.

Rookie'48
03-09-2010, 01:42 PM
Sending thoughts & prayers to Jack's wife and family. Jack was a real teddy bear under that gruff exterior, with a down-to-earth outlook and the ability to laugh at himself. He was also a very dedicated KCBS contest rep who went out of his way to help me when I was a noobie judge. May he rest in peace.

Plowboy
03-09-2010, 02:35 PM
Wow. Jack was a KCBS mainstay and a really nice guy. For those that watched Pitmasters, Jack was the rep at the Dover contest. Jack has family who live a couple doors down from us. I believe it is a sister in law.

RIP, Jack.

LindaM
03-09-2010, 03:05 PM
RIP Jack,

More than once Jack told me about his family from Gibbstown, NJ - very close to where I live.

Jacked UP BBQ
03-09-2010, 03:57 PM
RIP Jack, thanks for your dedication.

Jeff_in_KC
03-09-2010, 05:25 PM
The first time I met Jack was at the KCBS Banquet about four years ago. We were sitting at the same table he was and he had us in stitches the whole evening. Jack was a good guy and will always be missed...

thenewguy
03-09-2010, 05:38 PM
Wow! I met jack 2 years ago. He was always willing to answer any question I had.
Rest in peace Jack, bananamana will rock on!

HoDeDo
03-09-2010, 06:38 PM
I mentioned this on Facebook... but Jack was spinning yarns the moment he met me at the Blue Devil probably more than 16 years ago. He had fun with HoDeDos, and when I took off on my own, he was the first guy at the Roots festival in 1996 to help encourage the first "solo" contest with my brother in law as Smoke on Wheels.

He was a great ambassador for Kansas City BBQ, and BBQ in general. He was one of the constants in the midwest that put a face to KCBS. I was proud to call him a friend. I know I will miss him! I'm sure the next HoDeDo meeting will be cause to hoist a few in his honor, and tell a few stories!!!

Please keep Carolyn and the kids in your prayers.

big brother smoke
03-09-2010, 06:53 PM
Rest in Peace!

matthew burt
03-09-2010, 08:35 PM
Jack was a Great guy, he will be missed!!!!

Divemaster
03-10-2010, 08:09 AM
I didn't know him, but most certainly had heard of him. Rest In Peace.

ssbbqguy
03-10-2010, 11:34 AM
For those that didn't know Jack, the first thing I remember is he had the ability to make everyone he was around feel important. A very special man that cared about BBQ. Always willing to make you laugh, help you in any way. I also will hold my pants a liitle higher for awhile. R.I.P. friend. For anyone interested, arrangements are posted in the KC Star. today. Steve.

Ponderosa BBQ
03-10-2010, 02:02 PM
Jack was a cool cat him and his family was cooking right next to me at the gab last year we had a great time Jack always was positive he was a top notch rep also RIP bud!

daedalus
03-11-2010, 06:03 AM
I was always happy to see that Jack was a rep at a contest I was judging. He was always extremely entertaining to talk too. Although I didn't know him very well, he seemed like a good man, and a great rep. You will be missed Jack!

Jeff_in_KC
03-11-2010, 11:17 PM
Jack's line of visitors tonight seemed never ending... a true testament to the man he was. Gonna miss you, Jack.