Earl E. Gibson

August 17, 2009


MURFREESBORO – Earl E. Gibson, 76, passed away Monday, August 17, 2009, after suffering from heart disease for several years.

Mr. Gibson was born and raised in Murfreesboro, a son of the late Marvin L. and Georgia Mae Bryant Gibson. He attended Murfreesboro High School and joined the Air Force in 1952, where he served for 22 years, retiring in 1974.

During the last five years of his military career, he was assigned to Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base. After retirement from the military, he and his family moved back to Murfreesboro and he joined the work force of Union Camp, where he retired as a millwright after 20 years of service.

Earl, and his wife, Trudy were married for 55 years. They enjoyed traveling and amassed a collection of antique oil lamps. He loved music, was an avid outdoorsman, and a motorcycle enthusiast.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Trudy Parker Gibson; his three sons, Pete and wife, Suzanne of Murfreesboro, NC, Marty and wife, Roberta of Conway, NC, and Tim and wife, Martha of Courtland, VA; two granddaughters, Amanda and Michelle; a sister, Doretta G. Maxton of Greensboro, NC, and a brother, Marvin L. Gibson, Jr. of Wilson, NC. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie on Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. A graveside celebration of life service, with military honors, will be conducted on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Murfreesboro, with the Rev. David Ross and Rev. Dr. Hargus Taylor officiating.

Family and friends may send condolences and sign the online guestbook by visiting www.garrettjonesfh.com.

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Ally and Steve Speirs
14 years ago


So sorry to hear of your dad`s passing. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Edgar Parker
14 years ago

Trudy and Family, Tues. Night

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry that Shelby and I can not be with you tonight or tomorrow. We are at Norfolk Sentara Hosp. where Shelby is a patient. She had her seventh back surgery Friday afternoon. This operation was a repair on a surgery from 1/7/09. It was major surgery but we hope to go home on Thursday.

So sorry to read in the newspaper of the death of Earl. I always enjoyed our limit time together over the last 50 or so years. I know that you will miss him greatly and am praying for God’s healing every day and ever hour.

God Bless All Of You. We hope to see you, Trudy, in the near future.


Edgar and Shelby (Class of i955 and 1956)

pam & CC
14 years ago

Trudy & Family:

May God be with you and your family during your time of loss. Know he is now at peace and will continue to be with you in your loving memories.

Prayers with the family

(formerly Pam Johnson)

Orval & Rosemary Hodges
14 years ago

I’m deeply sadden about the death of Earl. We worked together at Union Camp and I knew him most if not all the twenty years that he worked there. His son Pete worked in the same department that I worked in a we had long talks about Earl after he retired.

I know he will be miss by all of the family members.

Peace Be With You!

Orval ‘Hodge’ and Rosemry Hodges

Basil & Mary Futrell
14 years ago


We are saddened by Earl’s death and your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. We pray that God will give you the strength you need.

charlie francis
14 years ago

to the gibson family.iam so sorry to hear about your loss.earl was a good and funny man he will surly be missed.my prayers go out to the family and may god bless each one of you.

Alice Warren
14 years ago

John-Michael and I are thinking of you and your family at this time and keeping you in our prayers. We have fond memories of “Mr.Earl” while we lived next to my Dad. You have our deepest sympathies….Love, Alice and John-Michael.

Portia Davis
14 years ago

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Words cannot express or be of much comfort at this time but just remember I am thinking of you. I Love You! Twin

Ruth Joyner Burch
14 years ago

To the family,

My name will not be familiar to you, but I knew Earl from the days he would come to Joe Barnes’ and ride motorcycles with us on the farm. My brother Larry worked with Earl at Union Camp and through their love of motorcycles, I met Earl. Our family all enjoyed his humor and wit. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.

Edgar Parker
14 years ago

I left you a note last evening..Not sure that it has been received. You have Shelby and my deepest sympathy. I read Earl’s Obit to her and she told me this morning that she couldn’t get you off her mind…Our thoughts and prayers go with you today and for the days to come…

God Bless You and Your Family,


Edgar and Shelby