Gibson, Gary Wayne

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Gary Wayne Gibson, 69, of Blacksburg, Va., died on Monday, February 2, 2009, with his family by his side. He was born in McComas, Mercer County, W.Va., on September 9, 1939, to the late Avron Virgil and Mary Marguerite Wagner Gibson.

He is survived by his wife, Dianna Kathleen (Kathy) Gibson, of Blacksburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Terry Porterfield, of Christiansburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey Wayne and Jeannie Gibson, of Christiansburg; one sister, Phyllis Gibson, of Bluefield, W.Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lynn and Louise Gibson, of Debary, Fla., and Michael and Kim Gibson, of Bluefield, W.Va.; four grandchildren, T.J. Rife and wife, Rebecca, Grayson Porterfield, and Alec and Alexa Gibson; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Judy and Jerry Boothe, of Tazewell, Yvonne Thompson, of Joppa, Md., and Mary and Randall Ratliff, of Richlands.

Graveside services will be conducted 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 5, 2009, at Greenhills Memory Gardens, Claypool Hill, Va., with the Rev. Gary Lamie officiating. Friends may call any time after noon on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, and the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the McCoy Funeral Home, 150 Country Club Drive, S.W., Blacksburg, Va.