OBITUARY

David Lee Gibson, Sr.

February 18, 1934February 18, 2021

David Lee Gibson, Sr., 87, of Waynesboro passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Augusta Health.

Born February 18, 1934 in Cornwall, VA he was the son of the late Lewis Paxton and Myrtle Lee (Scott) Gibson. On September 7, 2005 he married Edna Wagner. The two shared a blessed marriage of 15 years together.

David was a faithful member of Fishersville Baptist Church. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served his country honorably during the Korean Conflict. Prior to retirement, he was employed with G.E. and later Genicom where he worked as a maintenance and machine shop supervisor for 35 years. David enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, traveling, and visiting with friends every morning at Hardees.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 50 years, Emerson Crissman Gibson; and granddaughter, Rebekah Gibson.

Survivors include his loving wife, Edna Wagner Gibson; three children, Susan Pannell of Waynesboro, David Lee Gibson, Jr. and wife, Nancy Jo of Waynesboro, and Beth Colbert and husband, Shawn of Waynesboro; inherited daughter, Loretta Erickson and husband, Bryon of Jacksonville, NC; grandchildren, David Lee Gibson, III, Joseph Gibson, Henry Pannell, Jacob Erickson, Julianna Erickson, and Emma Erickson; five great-grandchildren; siblings, JoAnne Macheras of Raleigh, NC, Ray Gibson and wife, Sherry of Del Rio, TX, Peggy Bryant of Tappahannock, VA, Alan Gibson and wife, Penny of Glasgow, VA; and Vicky Agnor and husband, Billy of Natural Bridge, VA; loving k-9 companion, Luvie; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service for family and friends will be held at Fishersville Baptist Church, 1518 Jefferson Highway, Fishersville, VA with Pastor Steven Lookabaugh officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the Augusta Regional SPCA, P.O. Box 2014, Staunton, VA 24402.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes of Waynesboro.

Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Paxton and Myrtle Lee (Scott) Gibson;.his first wife of 50 years, Emerson Crissman Gibson; and granddaughter, Rebekah Gibson.


    Survivors include his loving wife, Edna Wagner Gibson; three children, Susan Pannell of Waynesboro, David Lee Gibson, Jr. and wife, Nancy Jo of Waynesboro, and Beth Colbert and husband, Shawn of Waynesboro; inherited daughter, Loretta Erickson and husband, Bryon of Jacksonville, NC; grandchildren, David Lee Gibson, III, Joseph Gibson, Henry Pannell, Jacob Erickson, Julianna Erickson, and Emma Erickson; five great-grandchildren; siblings, JoAnne Macheras of Raleigh, NC, Ray Gibson and wife, Sherry of Del Rio, TX, Peggy Bryant of Tappahannock, VA, Alan Gibson and wife, Penny of Glasgow, VA; and Vicky Agnor and husband, Billy of Natural Bridge, VA; loving k-9 companion, Luvie; and numerous nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • Augusta Regional SPCA, P.O. Box 2014, Staunton, VA 24402

Services

No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.

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James Hall

February 24, 2021

Beth, we are so sorry for your loss. May the good memories carry you through this time. Your family will be in our prayers.

Abbey Holley

February 24, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to you (Beth) and your family during this time and the days that lay ahead.

Vicky Agnor

February 21, 2021

My brother, where do I begin. You were smart, funny, kind, and most of all you were a true gentle giant in your own way. I cherish the comical conversations we had. You always had a good story to tell. I know you are in Heaven and I am sure you are very entertaining there as well. I know I will see you again. I love you big brother.

Bobby & Linda Mawyer

February 20, 2021

Susan, we are so sorry to learn of Dave's passing. We remember fondly your parents' hilarious stories. Sending you and Henry our sincerest condolences, prayers, and hugs.

Julianna Erickson

February 20, 2021

My grandpa was an amazing man. He would always go out of his way to make my grandma happy, my siblings and I happy and my parents. He treated everyone with respect.
I will forever cherish the memories I made with him and forever be grateful for everything he's done for friends, family, community and his country.
I love you grandpa and till we meet again!
❤🕊

Jim Jenkins

February 19, 2021

David and I are 1st cousins. His mom and my mom were sisters. I have very fond memories of being a young boy and going to spend a couple days with the Gibson family. They always made me feel welcome and a part of the family! I have always loved each member of that family very much. My sympathy and prayers are with all of David's family at this sad time. We shall miss him. RIP, dear cousin.

Wanda Hite

February 19, 2021

Really sad to see this, David and Edna were wonderful people. Loved going to Waynesboro Baptist and seeing them. You will be missed

FROM THE FAMILY
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