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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Gilbert “Gib” Repass Jr., a long-time series director for NASCAR, died Saturday at the age of 76.
Repass of Bremerton, Wash., worked for NASCAR in several capacities from 1986 through 2006.
Soon after starting work for NASCAR, Repass was appointed as the director of the former NASCAR Northwest Tour, a post which he held through 2001. He also worked with the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, which was then known as the NASCAR Winston West Series. Repass was initially the technical director for that series and later served as the series director through 1997. He remained with NASCAR as the Northwest Regional Director for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series through February of 2006.
Repass was a native of Bland, Va., but made Bremerton his home after retiring from the U.S. Navy in 1975. In addition to NASCAR, Repass also worked for the Kitsap County School District following his military retirement.
A viewing will be from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 23, at the Tuell-McKee Funeral Home at 2215 Sixth Ave., in Tacoma, Wash. Funeral services and burial will follow in Bland, Va. A viewing will be from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 27, at the Highland Chapel and Funeral Home in Bland, with funeral services at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 28.
Repass is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean Repass; son, Ed Repass; and sister, Betty Kelly.