Virgil G. Gibson

Virgil G. Gibson, 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, of Andrews; four great-grandchildren, Addie and Jackson Waldroup, and Lily and Lincoln Gibson.
   Funeral services were held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Andrews First Baptist Church. Dr. Calvin Bobo and Dr. Al Hood officiated.
   The interment will be in Valleytown Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Wood, Mitch Orr, Lane Raxter, Jim Wilson, Larry Dailey, and Phillip Hodge. Honorary pallbearers will be active and inactive deacons of Andrews First Baptist Church.
   The family received friends from 12 noon  to 1:45 p.m. on 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: Gideons International, PO Box 164, Murphy, North Carolina, 28906.
   Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, was in charge of all arrangements.
   An online guest register is available at

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