Virgil G. Gibson

    Virgil G. Gibson, 75, of Andrews, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, at his local residence.
    He was a native of Clay County, but since age 6 lived in Andrews. Virgil was well known as the owner/operator of Gibson Furniture, which was founded in 1950, until his retirement in 2007.
    He was a 50-year member of Andrews First Baptist Church, where he had served as deacon for more than 40 years and also 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 also was preceded in death by a brother, David Gibson; and a sister, Mildred Allison.
    Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Reba Orr Gibson; a daughter, Melinda Waldroup and husband Mitch of Andrews; two sisters, Martha Vaught of Macon, Ga., and Mary Stiles of Sylva; two grandchildren, Trevor Waldroup and wife Emily, and Nicole Gibson and husband Brett, all of Andrews; and four great grandchildren, Addie and Jackson Waldroup, and Lily and Lincoln Gibson.
    Funeral services were held at 2 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 noon-1:45 p.m. Tuesday at 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, P.O. Box 164, Murphy, NC  28906.
    Ivie Funeral Home, Andrews, is in charge of all arrangements.
    An online guest register is available at


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