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UNION, SC-- Mr. Charles Edward "Ed" Gibson, 84, of 225 Wesley Chapel Church Road, Union, SC, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 31, 2011. Mr. Gibson was the widower of Lillie Ruth "Boose" Palmer Gibson.
Mr. Gibson was a graduate of Lockhart High School and retired from Neely's Lumber Company in Spartanburg. He also worked for many years for Berry Builder Mart. Mr. Gibson was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during World War II. He was a member of Philippi Baptist Church where he served as a Deacon and also sang with the Riverside Boys for 40-plus years.
Surviving are three daughters, Becky G. Hyatt and husband Bobby of Buffalo, Pam G. Shetley of Inman, and Cindy G. Kendrick and husband Bruce of Buffalo; two sons, Steve Gibson and wife Rhonda and Eddie Gibson and wife Bonnie; a sister, Fran Belk; two brothers, Billy Dean Gibson and David Gibson, all of Union; ten grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Gibson was predeceased by two sisters, Nellie Mae Dabbs and Alpha Woods; and four brothers, Buck, Carl, Glen, and Grady Gibson.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday, August 3, 2011, at Philippi Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Brad Goodale, Rev. Tim Huckaby, and Rev. Ben Hill. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held at Philippi Baptist Church Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00 PM.
Memorials may be made to Philippi Baptist Church Building Fund, 327 Philippi Church Road, Union, SC 29379; or to Hospice Care of SC, 408 North Duncan Bypass, Suite 6, Union, SC 29379.
The family is at the home of his son, Eddie and Bonnie Gibson, 231 Wesley Chapel Church Road, Union.
Funeral Home (www.holcombefuneral homes.com)
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2011