Gibson, Herbert Ray

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Herbert Ray Gibson, 79, of Fairlawn, passed away on Thursday April 9, 2015. Herbert was born on June 12, 1937 to the late Worley F. and Rozella Ward Gibson. He was preceded in death by his grandson, Michael Mabry, Jr.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Laura; his sons, Gary Gibson and his wife, Gloria, of Roanoke, Larry Gibson and his wife, Gale, of Christiansburg, and Tommy Gibson and his wife, Lori, of Rock Hill, S.C.; his grandchildren, Scott and his wife, Amy, and Jaime Gibson, all of Roanoke; and his sister, Bernice Sturgill and her husband, Leo, of Ohio.

Herbert was a United States Navy veteran and retired from Kroger after 42 years as a meat cutter. He was also a Freemason and member of Virginia May Lodge No. 38. He attended Fairlawn United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday April 12, 2015 at the Fairlawn United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at the same location on Monday April 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Bobby Lorton officiating. Interment will follow at Highland Memory Gardens.

DeVilbiss Funeral Home in Radford, VA is in charge of arrangements.