MOUNT HOLLY - Earl Arthur Gibson, 61, died Dec. 6, 2012, at his home.
He was born in Mecklenburg County, son of the late Earl Mark and Lealer Mae Wilson Gibson.
He was a member of the Temple of Joy Church in Belmont.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Deborah Brown Gibson, eight children, 26 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother and a sister.
The funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday in the Woodlawn Chapel of Woodlawn Funeral Home with Pastor Joseph Dillon officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2:45 p.m.
Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Belmont.