Arthur Mallory Gibson, age 85, of Wytheville, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019. He was the son of the late Arthur Hudson and Stella Davis Gibson. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and was a member of Wytheville Church of Christ, the American Legion Post #9, and Forty and Eight veterans organization. He was preceded in death by his son, Arthur M. Gibson Jr.; brothers, Stuart "Mickey" Gibson and George W. Crigger; sisters, Shelby Gibson West and Louise Crigger Pickett. Arthur is survived by his wife of 66 years, Erma Shuler Gibson; daughters and sons-in-law, Libby and Charlie Burkett of Rural Retreat, and Sheila and Lester Abrahams of Wytheville; son and daughter-in-law, Glenn and Teresa Gibson of Pilot Mt. North Carolina; sisters, Dorothy Dean Ayers of Wytheville, Virginia, and Crigger Sult of Crockett; grandchildren, Chris Burkett and Stacy, Les Abrahams and Erin, Jennifer Abrahams Kearns and Brandon, Erica Gibson Robertson and Dylan, Leah Gibson Wilhite and Jarrod, and Sarah Gibson Soetermans and Nick,; nine great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019, at Grubb Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Minster Eddie Braddy and Billy Johnson, interment followed in the West End Cemetery. The family received friends Friday from 1 p.m. until service time. American Legion Post #9 will conduct military graveside rites. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lewis Gale Cancer Center, 2400 Lee Highway, Pulaski, VA 24301. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.grubbfuneralhome.com Grubb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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