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Marvin

Vance

Gibson

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November 15, 2022

Marvin Vance Gibson, 71, of Covington, passed away on, Tuesday November 15, 2022, at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. He was born May 11, 1951, in Clifton Forge the son of the late Marvin Edward and Rosemary “Polly” Gilliland Gibson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters; Gaynell Weese, Sissy Sizemore, Ruby Tawney, and Margaret Rose “Missy” Grimm; two brothers Buddy Gibson and Mark Gibson. He was a former employee of Kroger as well as a member of Mallow Presbyterian Church. He had been affiliated with the City Parks and Recreational for 23 years serving as a football and basketball coach. He was a teacher’s aide paraprofessional and a bus aide with the Covington High School. He was a coach for the Covington High School football team from 1992 to 2016. He was an avid University of Virginia and Minnesota Vikings fan. Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Kathy Givens Gibson of Covington; two sons Mike (Lorri) Gibson, Chris (Susan) Gibson; one daughter Tonya (Tony) Taylor all of Covington, seven Grandchildren: Hunter Gibson, Hannah Gibson, Brantley Gibson, Brianna Taylor, Blake Taylor, Grace Gibson, and Simon Gibson; a brother Hugh “Buzzy” (Shelby) Gibson of Poquoson; three brother in laws David Weese, Greg (Nancy) Givens, and Thomas Givens all of Covington; two sister in laws Carlene Gibson of Covington and Louise Ruble of Salem; and a number of nieces and nephews. In keeping with his wishes following the service on Saturday his body will be cremated. A service will be held on Saturday November 19, 2022, at 4:00 PM in the Curfman Hall Auditorium at Covington High School with the Rev. Gary Marshall officiating. Following the service there will be a reception in the Covington High School cafeteria. The family will receive their friends at Curfman Hall on Saturday one hour prior to the service. Honorary pallbearers will be Stevie Rice, Jerry (Bones) Rice, Chris Phillips, Shawn Phillips, Hunter Gibson, Simon Gibson, Bill Woodson, and Jason Woodson. The family suggests memorial donations in Mr. Gibson’s name be made to Mallow Presbyterian Church at 2004 Mallow Rd. Covington, VA 24426 or to the Shenandoah Autism Center at 550 Pine St. Clifton Forge, VA 24422. Arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home.
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Judith Persinger

Apr 18, 2024

So sorry Kathy and all the family for ur loss. Prayers and thoughts with you all.

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Juanita & Kenneth Helton

Apr 18, 2024

I know the angels are rejoicing ,!!!! I know you are Shouting & Praising the Lord ,we will miss you my sister in Christ 😔

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Apr 18, 2024

The boys begged for his attention. One bought a brand new Harley just to try and get Bob to ride with him and never did. He ran around with others. There was no Christian anything, wasn't allowed to talk about Jesus. The boys are in and out of prison, one is all over the internet and in prison for destroying property and beating on women. He partied his whole life putting himself first breaking his kids and hearts through it all. The parents partied and used the kids as bait between the other kids family,it's a mess that left everyone in the family a miserable mess. Everyone knows who he really is, and his wife. She would enable her sons to beat on women and help them do it while the women begged her for help she and Bob would just laugh at them and do nothing to.the boys. There was no relationship between the kids and Bob, the kids tried so hard they went mental, emotional, anger/rage problems. This is a very rough bunch yet still prayers for their loss and that they truly find Christ sincerely.

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Pam Shields

Apr 18, 2024

Kathy, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of Robert. I remember his sense of humor.

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Gail Tucker

Apr 18, 2024

Stanley,Donna, Meghan, Tyler and all the family I am so very sorry for your loss. Elsie was a dear freeing and a mentor for so many women who worked with her over the year. She was one of strongest woman of faith I have ever known. I will miss her deeply

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Tim morgan

Apr 18, 2024

Love n Prayers

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Joyce Clark

Apr 18, 2024

Elsie was a wonderful friend. A great neighbor to my mom(Irene) Donna and Stanley our prayers are certainly with you and may GOD continue to bless you.

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Daniel Childs

Apr 17, 2024

Bobby and Julie, so sorry to hear about Uncle Robert. I will always remember the times we spent at your house in Williamsburg, his humor and kindness.

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Sherri Thompson

Apr 17, 2024

Bobby and Julie
Sorry for your loss!
Much love and hugs 💕

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Maxine McCoy

Apr 17, 2024

Robert w always like a little brother to me. I loved his beautiful smile and sense of humor. Rest in peace Robert we will miss you .

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Donna Meador

Apr 17, 2024

I'm so sorry to hear of Roberts passing. May peace a be comfort for family and friends.

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Carolyn McCormack Hinkle

Apr 17, 2024

So sorry for your loss
Kathy

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