Anthony Junior Gibson

  • Born: November 9, 1951
  • Died: September 30, 2010
  • Location: Canton, North Carolina

Wells Funeral Homes Inc & Cremation Services

3715 Asheville Highway
Canton, NC 28716
Tel. (828) 648-2371

Tribute & Message From The Family

Anthony Junior "Big Tony" Gibson, age 58, of Dutch Cove Road died on Thursday, September 30, 2010, at Charles George VA Medical Center. A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was the son of the late June and Carrie Sue Smith Gibson. He was an employee of Evergreen Packaging with 34 years of service working in the store room. Tony was an accomplished musician. When he was 16, he played for the Soul Set. He loved playing X Box with his sons and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a United States Marine veteran serving during the Vietnam War era. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Andrea Owen Gibson; two sons, Anthony Andrew Gibson and his fiancé, Samantha Albert, of Maggie Valley and Alan Owen Gibson and his fiancé, Kristia Stamey, of Canton; two brothers, Joe Gibson of TN and Dwight Bennett of Murphy; and three grandchildren, Alexis, Aidan, and Andrake Gibson Military rites will be conducted by the National Guard and VFW at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at Wells Funeral Home of Canton. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Hi Andrea
Sorry but this is the only way that i thought that i might reach you. Please contact me at the above email.
Richard Shulimson

Posted by Richard Shulimson - Black Mountain/Asheville, NC - Friend   August 05, 2015

Please know that learning of Tony's passing saddens me greatly. But, I know this just from the time we spent together; I am sure that he brought smiles and great pleasure to everyone around him through his lifetime and his family must be very proud of him.
He was a joy and pleasure to be around and a truly amazing young musician.
I am proud to have known him and called him "Friend".
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Finest Regards,
Charlie Greenway

Posted by Charlie Greenway - Beaufort, SC - old friend   October 21, 2011

Andrea and family. Was sad to read of Tony's passing. I will always remember him as a good friend. May God comfort you and your family during this rough time

Posted by Michael Kyle - Waynesville, NC   October 04, 2010

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.

Posted by David Millsaps & Della - Canton, NC   October 04, 2010

Tony & Alan I am so sorry about your dad. I know this has to be hard on the both of you. I hope that over the next few weeks you are able to find laughter in great memories and peace in dark moments. I'm thinking of you both. Your friend, Misty

Posted by Misty House - Canton, NC   October 03, 2010

To thr family of To the family of Tony Gibson, I extend my sincerest condolences on the death of your loved one. I pray for GOD to give you hope in your bereavement.

Posted by Susie Young - Waynesville, NC   October 02, 2010

So sorry for your loss Andrea. Please know that you are in our prayers.

Posted by Jean Anne Sheffield Gant - Rock Hill, SC   October 02, 2010

I have known tony for many years he will really be missed may god be with his family and help with your loss

Posted by jackson moody - canton, NC   October 02, 2010

So sorry for your loss.Tony was a great freind of mine for years at the mill,

Posted by Billy Johnson - Candler, NC   October 02, 2010

Please know that your family is in my prayers....May the Lord comfort you in this difficult time.

Posted by Vikki Conley Ikard - Conover, NC   October 01, 2010

It is with great sadness to hear about Tony's passing away. I worked with him in the Storeroom for several years and will always remember Tony as the funloving, funny guy that always made people laugh. He loved life. Andrea, my heart goes out to you and your family during this time of grief. I think Tony would want his family to remember the good times and keep those memories in your heart. God bless each of you.

Posted by Carolyn Cooper - Waynesville, NC   October 01, 2010

we are both so very sorry to hear of TONY'S DEATH, HE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND CO- WORKER. May God be with his family and take your loss and comfort you.

Posted by rufus allen&mary allen - canton, NC   October 01, 2010

We are so sorry to here about Tony,He was a good friend,I have alot of good memories of him,I will never forget the good times with both of you,May God Bless his Sole,he will be missed.

Posted by Steve Ammons - Canton, NC   October 01, 2010

May each of you find comfort during this time of grief. God bless you.

Posted by June Tucker - Canton, NC   October 01, 2010

Tony will be missed, he was always joyfull and happy. He would pull a joke on you if he could. May he rest in peace since he has been so sick Sandy Rector

Posted by Sandy Rector - Candler, NC   October 01, 2010

He will always be remembered as you share the stories and the memories of how he lived his life and how very much he meant, may you find comfort...And, throughout this difficult time, may you also know the deep sympathy and concern that is felt for you and all your family. I have fought the fine fight, I have run the course to the finish, I have observed the faith.-2Timothy 4:7. As for me, I will lie down that I may sleep; I shall certainly awake, for Jehovah himself keeps supporting me. -Psalms 3:5

Posted by Magallon Family - NC   September 30, 2010