Richard "Dick"-McGimsey-Obituary

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Richard "Dick" Gibbs McGimsey

Roanoke Valley, Virginia


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Roanoke Chapel Obituary

Richard (Dick) Gibbs McGimsey, Sr., 85, of Roanoke, VA passed away on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Dick was born on March 7, 1928 in Caldwell County, NC to the late Gamewell Charles and Bertha Irene McGimsey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Charles and...

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Rachel: We just learned of Dick's passing.He was a good friend. Not only did I enjoy playing golf with him,I also appreciated the excellent business
advice he gave me when I asked.
God Bless

Bill- La-Voe Houck
Valdosta Georiga Sept 7, 2013

We had a lot of good times with Dick and Rachel. I enjoyed my golfing with him. Our four daughters remember well the use of their place for a week in Naples. They were very supportive of us in every way. Dick was a great friend. God bless. Jim and Loine Hain

Praying for your family Rich.
Jim&Lynn Wimmer

There is not a nicer man than Dick and a Great leader. God Bless the family, RIP Dick.

Joan and I extend our condolences and sympathy to Rachel, Rich, Ellen and granddaughters Caroline and Meredith with Dick's passing. He was a distinguished, personal and outstanding leader.
What started as a business relationship developed into a deep and personal friendship with families. We had many pleasant gatherings in Roanoke, Virginia Beach and other parts of the world. We miss those occasions with the McGimseys. Michael and Joan Baecher Norfolk

At one time, Mr. and Mrs. McGimsey agreed to be, and were designated as, the legal guardians of all four of us should something happen to my parents. The fact that my parents chose them, and then that they actually agreed to take on four girls ranging from elementary to high school-aged is a testament to their kindness, generosity and commitment to their friends. Not many people would be willing to accept, or capable of, that responsibility. In addition Dick was an extraordinary influence and...

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Dick always had smile on his face and laughter in his eyes. And oh how he loved his family and friends! He will be remembered by many.

Mr. McGimsey was directly responsible for guiding my career, as well as my father's. He was a great man, and will be missed by myself and many others.