He attended White Pine High School and graduated in 1970. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1971. Greg was an air craft engine mechanic. He did a six month tour in Korea and six months in South Vietnam, with an honorable discharge in 1974. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was the commander of the local VFW Post 3547. Greg worked for many years as a mineral core driller for Longear Drilling and Boyles Brothers Drilling. He started work in construction in the late 1980’s. His last job was working for Epperson Contruction as a construction foreman. He also helped his friend Reed Robison with many construction projects. Greg loved to hunt and go fishing.
Greg is survived by his daughter Michelle Tibbs; grandson Richard Chavez; granddaughter Jaycee Bush; two sisters Pat Jackson (Brian) and Denise (Sid) Beckwith; two brothers Dennis Tibbs and Harvie Tibbs; he is also survived by his dear close friends Reed Robison, Pam Grenke and Mary Olson.
Greg is preceded in death by his parents; sister Elizabeth Ann Hendrickson and daughter Adrieene May Tibbs.
Graveside Memorial Services are scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Ely City Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow at the Out Post Bar.