HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. — J.D. Gibbs, son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs and Also a co-founder of Joe Gibbs Meeting with his Dad, died Friday after a four-year Struggle with a degenerative neurological disease. He was 49.
“Joe Gibbs Racing appreciates everybody’s esteem for the solitude of their Gibbs family during this tough time,” the team said in an announcement.
“I want to be certain everybody here [knows] J.D.’s input with our race crew, and everything Tony [Stewart] was there, was really so critical,” Joe Gibbs told reporters throughout the championship-contending owners news seminar at November.
“Plenty of times I get placed in a spot where I get up here and have to represent our company, but I only WISh to reflect on what that J.D. has done, and the fact he’s not around [at the trail ].”
His vehicle. His number. His signature above my own door. I’ll remain thankful for what His family did for mine and the ability he gave me 14 years back. More than ever #doitforJD
In might 2015, the team announced J.D. Gibbs had began therapy for symptoms affecting regions of brain function, including processing and speech difficulties.