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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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