OBITUARY

John Eubank Gibson, Jr.

January 9, 1940April 1, 2021

John Eubank Gibson, Jr., born January 9, 1940 in Richmond, departed this life after a long illness and went to be with his Lord and Savior on April 1, 2021.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John E. Gibson, Sr. and Virgie W. Gibson; wife, Patty M. Gibson; and close friend, Buddy Cox. He leaves in loving memory, three devoted daughters, Donna G. Pitts (Steve), Trudy G. Williams (Scott) and Lea Ann G. Pauli (David); seven adored grandchildren, Benjamin Pitts (Jessica), Brian Pitts (Miranda), Keith Williams (Kaitlyn), Cassie Williams, Dallas Williams, Megan Payette (Mitchell) and Karen Pauli; two great-grandchildren; cousin, Jay Brown (Susan); and lifelong friend, Bobby Brizendine (Joyce).

Johnny was a longtime member of Richmond-Lakeside Moose Lodge 1714, FOE 4211 Lakeside Eagles and a member of Fairmount Christian Church for over 60 years. He never met a stranger and his heart and home were always open to others. Special thanks to Heartland Hospice and his loving caregiver, Nash. He will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved him.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 2-4 p.m. at Nelsen Funeral Home, 4650 S. Laburnum Ave., Richmond, VA 23231 where a service will immediately follow at 4 p.m. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice, heartlandhospicefund.org, Mooseheart Charities or a charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, John E. Gibson, Sr. and Virgie W. Gibson; wife, Patty M. Gibson; and close friend, Buddy Cox. He leaves in loving memory, three devoted daughters, Donna G. Pitts (Steve), Trudy G. Williams (Scott) and Lea Ann G. Pauli (David); seven adored grandchildren, Benjamin Pitts (Jessica), Brian Pitts (Miranda), Keith Williams (Kaitlyn), Cassie Williams, Dallas Williams, Megan Payette (Mitchell) and Karen Pauli; two great-grandchildren; cousin, Jay Brown (Susan); and lifelong friend, Bobby Brizendine (Joyce).
  • DONATIONS

  • Heartland Hospice
  • Mooseheart Charities

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Memories

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James Price

April 6, 2021

WOW! So much to say. Johnny was my dad. Him & Patti always referred to me as (Baby Boy), Knowing him for more than 20 years and traveling up & down the east coast w. him & his Departed wife Patti (Momma), Pool Tournaments everywhere. I wasn't a shooter, just always enticed to be with him & Patti.

Many a late afternoon, Johnny & Patti would find me sleeping in their hammock in the back yard after a long day at the office w. their dog Sugar-Boo on my chest guarding me. What a hoot Johnny would get out of that.

Johnny will forever be remembered and cherished. He had a lot of people waiting in heaven for him and Sugar-Boo to.

I know he is looking down on us w. Buddy Cox saying, "It Is Glorious Here" , wheres the stick?

Judy Palmer

April 4, 2021

I have known “Johnny Boy” all of my life. So sorry to hear of his passing. Glenn and I send our love and sympathy to his family.