James David Gibbs

Profile Updated: June 17, 2015
James David Gibbs
Class Year: 1972
Residing In: Brentwood, TN USA
Spouse/Partner: Kaye L. LaFollette
Homepage: www.espaces.com
Occupation: Lawyer / Business Owner / Investor
Children: Grant, born 1988; Rachel, born 1992
Yes! Attending Reunion

It has been quite a journey. After FHHS in '72, on to college, law school, the courtroom, corporate practice, Husband to Kaye, back to the courtroom, Dad to Grant, leadership in business, Dad to Rachel, board work, business ownership, travel, hunting, fishing, gardening, investing and stewardship initiatives. Most of all, I am blessed to have so many wonderful friends and family members all along the way. I'm a blessed man!

School Story:

Mostly FHHS Symphonic and Marching Bands, then student government (worked closely with Doug Carlton, Phil Wiggins, et al.). Music friends Al Petteway, Phil Wiggins, John Messenger, David Finlayson, Bryant Cochran, Kevin Trevillian, Bob Bradley and lots of others, along with drama friends Kerry Giese, Bob Swiggard, Roger Reaves, Nick Savales, Suzanne McElroy and others, all of whom were far more talented (and most smarter) than I in every category. Some of the best teachers I have encountered (Frank Wickes, Bob James, John Dingle, Mr. Patrick, Suzanne Hannay, Ed Gasick, and many others0. Got to have a hand in the "concert craze" - Spirit (interesting to meet in the locker room), The Association, and probably others I can't remember all performing in the FHHS gymnasium. Worked at Man's World with Dana Ellerbe, Toni Hoover, Mari Normyle, Terry Shawn. What a ride.

How often do you get back to Alexandria?

Infreiquently but sometimes (I have a brother who lives in Arlington: John B. Gibbs - FHHS Class of 1965)

Do you still see/talk to/hang out with any classmates? Who?

Still in touch with Dana Ellerbe, Kerry Giese, Roger Reaves, Toni Hoover, Bob Bradley and others, including Facebook friends.

What would we be surprised to know about you?

That I turned out to be politically conservative and reasonably good at business.

What are your memories of high school (i.e. secret crush, embarrassing moment, funniest thing you did in high school, favorite high school hang out, favorite teachers)?

Favorite teachers: Frank Wickes, John Dingle, Suzanne Hannay, Bob James, Ed Gassek, Mr. Pate.

Biggest thing you would do differently if you went back to your time at high school?

Be a lot kinder and a lot gentler.

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Hello, Tom. Happy Birthday! I'm sending you all best wishes for a blessed year, good health and all happiness, with as much adventure as you wish for!

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Happy Birthday, Kelly! Wishing you all the best for another fabulous year.

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Looking good, young man!

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Aug 18, 2016 at 4:33 PM

All who knew Doug are deeply saddened by his all too early passing. He was a great guy with a great family. We will keep them in our prayers. Godspeed, Doug. Rest well.

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Doug: I am praying for you every day. You may not remember me, but I remember you and your Dad's very fine coaching when I was on the Dukes. Praying that God will bring you comfort, peace and complete healing. -David Gibbs

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Happy Birthday, Tom. I hope all is well with you and send you all best wishes. -David

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So good that we can reconnect this way after so many years. For all your many kindnesses to me (and rides to school!) I am so grateful. Wishing you a wonderful Mothers Day!

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