Charles Gibbs, age 91, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018, at his residence. A native and lifelong resident of Yancey County, the Celo Valley, he was born July 12, 1926. He was preceded in death by his parents: Edward G. Gibbs and Lula Caroway Gibbs, his son: Darryl Lee Gibbs; and two brothers: Ray and Dail Gibbs. He served in the U. S. Army, World War II, 1945 – 1946. Charles was a lifelong member of Browns Creek Baptist Church, where he served as a former assistant superintendent, teacher and Boy Scout leader. He retired from Glen Raven Mills in Burnsville in 1991 after 43 years as Manager of Production and Purchasing. Charles was also a member of Burnsville Lodge #717 A.F. & A.M., and other Masonic bodies: Royal Arch & York Rites of Asheville and the Oasis Shrine Temple in Charlotte.
He is survived by his wife: Marjorie Silver Gibbs; five sisters: Mildred Harris, Nell Huskins and Grace Simmons, all of Burnsville, Marie Johnson of Black Mountain and Nina Johnson of Marion. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
A memorial service will be held at 1 PM, Saturday, May 26, 2018 in Browns Creek Baptist Church. Rev. Donald Davis will officiate. The family will receive friends and a reception will also follow the memorial service. Burial will be in the Carroway Cemetery, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Yancey County, 856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville, NC 28714.
Hospice of Yancey County
856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville NC 28714