Toby Joseph Gibson, aka ìToby Joe,î 37, of Etowah passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010. He was born October 25, 1973 in Dayton, TN to Susan Kay Gibson and the late Charles Gibson, who died April 15, 2004. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Michael Aaron Gibson, who died on November 23, 2009.
Toby moved to Henderson County in 1974. After attending Etowah Elementary, Rugby Junior High, and West Henderson High School, he completed the college transfer program at ABTCC, and later attended WCU. He earned a state diploma in Machinist Technology at Blue Ridge Community College. He held several jobs over the years in manufacturing and in tool and die shops. He always enjoyed a job with a challenge.
Toby was saved at 9 years old when Mickey Marvin led a Youth Revival at Etowah Baptist Church. He belonged to Etowah Baptist Church until 1989 and then joined First Baptist Church of Hendersonville.
In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter, 10 year old Sarah Megan Gibson, whom he loved beyond measure. She was the sunshine of his life. He also leaves his sister, Jennifer Gibson-Mills and her family of Salem, OR; his brother, Jeffrey Gibson and his family of Nashville, TN; his stepmother, Mary Lawrence of Crossville, TN; and mother of his daughter, Belinda Gibson.
A Memorial Service will be held at 4 PM, Thursday, November 11, 2010 at the Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel at 538 Tracy Grove Road, Hendersonville. The Reverend Brian Henderson will officiate. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the chapel.
Toby Joe was a free spirit. He loved skateboarding, traveling across the country, hiking, having friends, helping people, listening to music, and going over Sarahís homework with her. He enjoyed camping, attending music festivals, going to the beach at Charleston and just being outdoors. His presence is going to be greatly missed by all his family and friends. May he rest in peace.
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