Mr. Richard Wayne Gibson, 85, a resident of Elkins, passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. at his home. He had been in declining health but his death was unexpected.
He was born Dec. 14, 1927, at Portsmouth, Ohio, a son of the late S.R. Gibson and the late Emma Smith Gibson.
On Aug. 9, 1947, he was married to Billie Haller Gibson, who preceded him in death Nov. 21, 1999.
Surviving are two daughters, Linda Talbott of Buckhannon and Phyllis Parrish and husband, Jim, of New York, N.Y. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Amanda Talbott of Penwortham, England, and Jason Talbott of Lexington, Ky.; three great-grandchildren, Christian, Emily and Olivia Lake; three brothers, Berlin, William and Guy Gibson, all of Elkins; and three sisters, Joan Crouch of Valley Bend, Leota Gibson of Elkins and Connie Boyles of Ashland, Ky.
Also preceding him in death were his identical twin brother, Robert Gibson; and two sisters, Norma Sutton and Cleota Vanscoy.
Mr. Gibson was a veteran and was employed as a baker for Dutch Oven Bakery for many years. He later was employed in maintenance by the Randolph County Board of Education from where he retired.
Friends may call from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Tomblyn Funeral Home in Elkins. A celebration of Mr. Gibson's life will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home chapel. A private interment will take place later Thursday in Mountain State Memorial Gardens near Gilman.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Randolph County Humane Society, P.O. Box 785, Elkins, WV 26241, in memory of Mr. Gibson. Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Richard Wayne Gibson. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.