Thomas Ray Gibbs

Published 3:37 pm Friday, April 14, 2023

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Thomas Ray Gibbs, 79, Roan Mountain, passed away Friday, April 14, 2023, at his residence.
A native of Avery County, N.C., he had lived his entire life in Roan Mountain and was a son of the late Thomas Avery and Edith Roberts Gibbs.
Thomas was a 1961 graduate of Cloudland High School. He was a machinest and was formerly employed at General Machine & Tool of Elizabethton and US Textile of Newland, N.C. He was a member of Roan Mountain Holiness Church.
Thomas loved to mow yards, photography and sit on the porch smoking cigars.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and James Gibbs.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mary Thomas Gibbs; two sons, Jake Gibbs, Roan Mountain, and Jesse (Katie) Gibbs, Savannah, Ga.; two daughters, Julia Gibbs and Jennifer Gibbs, both of Roan Mountain; two granddaughters, Kourtney and Keiri Benfield, both of Spruce Pine, N.C.; and one grandson, Grey Gibbs, Hampton, Tenn.
A memorial service will be conducted at 14 p.m. Sunday, April 16, at the Roan Mountain Holiness Church with Pastor Don Julian officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. There will not be a graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website,
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Gibbs family.

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