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Charles Edward Gibbs

July 12, 1926 ~ May 14, 2018 (age 91)

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.


Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Yancey County
856 Georges Fork Road, Burnsville NC 28714
Tel: 1-828-682-9675

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