Gib Stannard Has Left Us; May He Rest In Peace!!! 2019 01 08

Jerry, ALWAYS in support of his Father.

The Shuffleboard World Mourns the Passing of “Gib Stannard”.  Gib Was In His 105th Year!!

In 2014 I wrote this about Gib: 

Gib Stannard Turned 100 on DEC 01st, 2014. Gib Stannard Continues to Shuffle!!

To the left we have Hall Of Famer Jerry Stannard, his father, Gib Stannard and FSA President Phil Rebholz, also a Hall of Famer. Set aside all of those “Hall of Fame” designations for the real Hall of Famer, Gib Stannard, who at 100 continues to shuffle!! Son Jerry will contribute $100.00 to the Tournament to-day, 2014 12 08, at Lakeland > P10, Roll of Champions Presentations; $1.00 for each year his father has lived. Thank You Jerry!!
I have been reporting on Gibb for a number of years, always in admiration of his spirit and ability!
In 2010 I wrote this: “Gib Stannard in 2nd Place!! Not bad for a man in his 90s; a man in his 90s competing against healthy young virile men in their 60s!!!! Gib loves the sport and has allegedly said that he would sooner give up life than give up shuffleboard!! Now that is determination! In case you had not made the connection, Gib is in 2nd place in the Reiny (District Amateur) Race of the Central District. I am going out on a limb and predict that indeed Gib will finish in the Top 8 and will be a competitor in the Reiny Masters at Lakeland, FL beginning March 18th, 2010. Mark your calendar > CU There!!”
In fact my prediction was BANG ON; to the left is a pic of the District Amateur Winners of 2010.
Stan McCormack. 2014 12 08.

I have been reporting on Gibb for a number of years, always in admiration of his spirit and ability!

In 2016 I said this: 

Jerry has for some time donated $1.00 for each year his father has lived. In case you were not aware, father Gib celebrated his 102nd anniversary of his birth THIS YEAR. Although not shuffling this year, I understand he does show up to support Jerry!! Thanks Gib for honoring us with your presence this year.
Stan McCormack. 2016 12 05.

Stan: Posting  Memorial Article on 2019 01 06.

 

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4 Responses to Gib Stannard Has Left Us; May He Rest In Peace!!! 2019 01 08

  1. Glenna & David Earle says:

    So sad to read about the loss of Jerry’s Dad, Gib. He was a delightful man with whom I always enjoyed having a chat with whenever he arrived at the tournaments with Jerry. He was such a gentleman and in such good spirits all the time. He will be greatly missed. RIP GIB.
    Condolences to the family from Glenna & David Earle

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  2. Max and Ruth Tate says:

    A big loss. What a great gentleman! Our condolences to Jerry and the entire Stannard family.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ron Nurnberger &Pam says:

    He has been part of the SWCD family ever since Gib got here and shuffled in one of our District Tournaments; his last one, at age 100! We all know how much work, time & love Jerry gave his father in the last few years—-U are a special son Jerry—

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  4. Linda says:

    We are saddened at the passing of Gib. We know that Jerry gave the best care of his Dad that a son could give. Our condolences to Jerry and family from Phil and Linda.

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