Lewis Roland Gibson, 79, of Boones Mill, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, August 3, 2013. He was born December 5, 1933 in Boones Mill to the late Tom Gibson and Josie Reddon Gibson. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by sisters and brothers, Christine Gibson, Beulah Hopkins, Carl Gibson, Earl Gibson, Gerald Gibson, Marvin Gibson and Anna Young. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Louise Minnix Gibson; daughters, Lynette Cooper (Jackie), Michelle Gibson, Tonya Semones (Tim), and Kim Sifers (Sam); sister, Janet Custer (Jimmie) and brother, Billy Gibson (Janette); eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Shirley Robertson (Carliss), Carol Tyree and Bonnie Minnix; many nieces and nephews.
He was a veteran of the Korean War
, had his own business for 40 years, and loved bulldozers and all his "Big" toys "instead of golfing". His family will be receiving friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Conner Bowman Funeral Home, Rt. 220 @ Wirtz Rd., Rocky Mount. 540-334-5151 www.connerbowman.com