Virgil G. Gibson, age 75, of Andrews, died Saturday, July 7, 2018 at his residence. He was a native of Clay County, but since the age of six, had lived in Andrews. Virgil was the owner/operator of Gibson Furniture, which was founded in 1950, until his retirement in 2007. He was a fifty-year member of the Andrews First Baptist Church where he had served as deacon for over forty years and had served on the building committee. Virgil enjoyed hunting, fishing and working in his shop.
He was the son of the late Roy A. and Eva Eller Gibson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, David Gibson; and a sister, Mildred Allison.
Surviving are his wife of fifty-seven years, Reba Orr Gibson; a daughter, Melinda Waldroup and husband, Mitch of Andrews; two sisters, Martha Vaught of Macon, Georgia and Mary Stiles of Sylva, North Carolina; two grandchildren, Trevor Waldroup and wife, Emily and Nicole Gibson and husband, Brett all of Andrews; four great grandchildren, Addie and Jackson Waldroup, and Lily and Lincoln Gibson.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Andrews First Baptist Church with Dr. Calvin Bobo and Dr. Al Hood officiating. The interment was in Valleytown Cemetery. Pallbearers were Eddie Wood, Mitch Orr, Lane Raxter, Jim Wilson, Larry Dailey, and Phillip Hodge. Honorary pallbearers were active and inactive deacons of Andrews First Baptist Church.
The family received friends from 12:00-1:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Andrews First Baptist Church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in memory of Virgil G. Gibson to the Gideons International, PO Box 164, Murphy, NC 28906.
Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews in charge of all arrangements.