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A celebration of Thomas's life will be conducted at 1:00 on Monday, January, 18, 2021 in the Chapel of Tharp Funeral Home, with the Rev. Duane Gregory officiating.

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Thomas Edwin Gibson Sr., 79, of Amherst, died Wednesday, January 13, 2021.  He was the husband of Cynthia Wright Gibson for 58 years.

Born Wednesday, December 31, 1941 in Newport News, VA, Thomas was a son the late Oscar Edwin Gibson and the late Myrtle May Cocke Gibson

In addition to his wife, Thomas is survived by his children, Ed Gibson and his wife, Mary, Neal Gibson and his wife Laura, and LeeAnn Lineberry her husband, Larry.

Thomas grew up in Lynchburg VA, graduating from EC Glass High school before joining the Army in 1962 and starting his life with Cynthia, the love of his life for the last 58 years. After his Service in the military Thomas and Cynthia moved back to Lynchburg to raise their children around family and friends. Thomas was always a hard worker an entrepreneur owning various small businesses in the area. He always enjoyed watching football and was a huge VA Tech and Washington Redskins fan. In his retirement Thomas still enjoyed construction projects and remodeling houses. He was very proud of his service in the US Army and a proud veteran.

A celebration of Thomas’s life will be conducted at 1:00 on Monday, January, 18, 2021 in the Chapel of Tharp Funeral Home, with the Rev. Duane Gregory officiating.  Inurnment will follow in Fort Hill Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be sent to American Legion Post 16.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Linwood Canada

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January 20, 2021

I am very sorry to hear of Mr. Gibson’s passing. I grew up next door to the Gibson family. So many childhood memories of Tommy taking me, Ed and Neal to football practice. Kickball in their front yard and so many good times. Please accept my heartfelt condolences and I’m praying for comfort for Mrs. Gibson, Ed, Neal, Leeann and the family.

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Carol Tyler

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January 17, 2021

To Cynthia and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With Sympathy and Love, Carol Tyler

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Carol Tyler

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January 17, 2021

To Cynthia and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With Sympathy and Love, Carol Tyler

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Lou Padgett@gmail .com

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January 17, 2021

Dear Family you are in my thoughts and prayers. I want forget that ride Tom gave me down the hill on Harden ST. in his Soap Box Derby car. Also inheriting his hand me down pjs with Cowboys on them. Also meals with them Aunt Myrtle was such a good cook. If I am unable to come Monday you will still be in my prayers. Sending Love Lou Ellen

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Lou Padgett@gmail .com

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January 17, 2021

Dear Family you are in my thoughts and prayers. I want forget that ride Tom gave me down the hill on Harden ST. in his Soap Box Derby car. Also inheriting his hand me down pjs with Cowboys on them. Also meals with them Aunt Myrtle was such a good cook. If I am unable to come Monday you will still be in my prayers. Sending Love Lou Ellen

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Lou Padgett@gmail .com

Posted on:
January 17, 2021

Dear Family you are in my thoughts and prayers. I want forget that ride Tom gave me down the hill on Harden ST. in his Soap Box Derby car. Also inheriting his hand me down pjs with Cowboys on them. Also meals with them Aunt Myrtle was such a good cook. If I am unable to come Monday you will still be in my prayers. Sending Love Lou Ellen

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Lou Padgett@gmail .com

Posted on:
January 17, 2021

Dear Family you are in my thoughts and prayers. I want forget that ride Tom gave me down the hill on Harden ST. in his Soap Box Derby car. Also inheriting his hand me down pjs with Cowboys on them. Also meals with them Aunt Myrtle was such a good cook. If I am unable to come Monday you will still be in my prayers. Sending Love Lou Ellen

 

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