In Memory

Wayne Gibson

Wayne Gibson

Wayne F. Gibson, 60, of Forest, passed away Friday, July 27, 2007, at Lynchburg General Hospital.  Born November 11, 1946, Wayne was the son of the late Clarence Floyd Gibson and Gladys Hogan Gibson.  Wayne was vice-president of operations with Sentry Equipment Erectors Inc. He loved his work and all the people he helped in the automated conveyor business during his career.  Wayne's warm, fun-loving, and selfless spirit will be greatly missed, but will always be in the hearts of those who knew him.  Wayne is survived by his devoted wife, Jean Montgomery Gibson; and his two loving and dedicated daughters, Jennifer Gibson Duncan and her husband, Lanny, and Jacquelyn Marie Gibson; his sisters, Nora Murphy, Susan Ward and her husband, Vernon; brother-in-law, Tim Montgomery and sister-in-law, Patti, Bill Montgomery and his wife, Marnie, Mike Montgomery and his wife, Karen; nephews, Steven Murphy and his wife, Sherry, Jerry Wayne Thompson, Reid Montgomery, Matt Montgomery, Mark Montgomery and, nieces Laura Carwile, Lynsi Montgomery, Kari Palazzolo, Marci Jacobs, and Molly Montgomery; and great-nephews, Spencer Carwile, Jack Jacobs; and great nieces, Madison Jacobs, and Zoe Palazzolo. In addition to his parents, Wayne was predeceased by his great-niece, Sydney Carwile.  A celebration of Wayne's life will be held at 7 p.m. at Blue Ridge Community Church in Forest, on Monday, July 30th, with Pastor Jeremy Wilkinson officiating.  The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  A private inurnment will be held in Virginia Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to these organizations whose work was dear to Wayne's heart: Miriam's House (Program for homeless women and children) P.O. Box 3196, Lynchburg, VA 24503 or Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Lynchburg Area Chapter, P.O. Box 2272, Lynchburg, VA 24501-0272.  Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family, (434) 237-9424.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.tharpfuneralhome.com.