Toby Joseph Gibson

October 25, 1973 - November 4, 2010
Toby Joseph Gibson

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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.


Thursday, November 11, 2010
12:00 AM

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • November 10, 2010
    david jones says:
    Toby will be truly missed! Some of my greatest memories have been growing up with Toby. Rest in Peace Friend!!

  • January 02, 2011
    Sam Manooch says:
    Toby was a dear friend during my time at WCU. Our prayers go out to his family and friends.

  • November 25, 2010
    Dear Sweet Sue, Jenny, Jeff, Shawn, Charlie, and Precious Little Sarah! We are praying for you every day! Toby was a sweet, kind man and he will be missed and loved forever! We go way back as families, connected by high school "puppy love" and friendship at West. Jeff and Jenny, I am so sorry about Mike and Toby! You will see your brothers again one day. I am certain of their salvation! Sue, your heart is broken but hold to the fact that your boys loved you dearly! You were the one constant they had, they always knew how much you loved them! Sarah, I loved meeting you last year! You are a bright, cheerful young lady with so much love to give! Hold to your family, especially your to Shawn and Charlie, Mike's sons. Dear Precious family...cling to each other for strength and know that your friends and people who have known you for years are praying for you and sending hugs and best wishes every day! Especially through the holidays! We are thankful we knew and loved Mike and Toby! and your entire family! God bless you richly. Much love, Jennifer Lee Corn and family

  • November 11, 2010
    Melissa Cook says:
    So sorry for your loss!Toby was such a bright soul!!He would always put a smile on your face and brighten a room!!It had been a few years since I had seen him but the (nothing but) good nemories of him never faded!!He will be truly missed!!Praying that God will be with you in this time of need!!~GOD BLESS~

  • November 11, 2010
    Matt Rutherford says:
    I went to school with Toby and although we were not in the same circle of friends per-say I always thought a lot of him. I saw him in passing about a year ago and we talked awhile about growing up in Etowah and our time at school, he was the same Toby I remembered, just a really good guy. I am very sorry for your loss, but take solace in the fact that he will be remembered as a very good man.