Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Walter Irving Gibson, Jr.

Walter Irving Gibson, Jr., 85, of Richfield, NC, passed away Sunday April 26, 2020 in Bethany Woods Nursing and Rehabcenter. Services for Mr. Gibson will be held at a later date.

Mr. Gibson was born August 11,1934 and was the son of the late Walter Irving Gibson, Sr. and Lucile Brown Gibson. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Walter formerly worked at Pfeiffer University as the bookstore and business manager. He retired from the Stanly County Farm Bureau after a insurance career of seventeen years. Walter was a former member of the Richfield Civitan Club and Pfeiffer – North Stanly Water Association Board. He loved fishing and playing golf. Mr. Gibson was a member of New London United Methodist Church, where he served on many committees.

Walter is survived by his wife Mildred Wheless Gibson. He is survived by a son, Alan B. Gibson and wife Jennifer of Albemarle, NC and three grandchildren, Andrew Gibson, Luke Gibson and Rachel Gibson.

Memorials may be made to New London United Methodist Church, PO Box 146, New London, NC 28127.

Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Gibson family.


  • Aleece Lehman Posted April 27, 2020 2:30 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Alan and Mildred! I loved Walter and he was one of a kind. God bless you all!
    He will be missed by many!

  • Michele Boone Posted April 27, 2020 2:41 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Alan. My prayers for you and your family.

  • Andi Barringer Drye Posted April 27, 2020 3:47 pm

    Alan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you now and the days to follow

  • Jenny Hatley Posted April 27, 2020 3:50 pm

    I am saddened to hear of your dad’s passing. Prayers to you & your family.

  • Shirley Williams Posted April 27, 2020 5:10 pm

    So sorry for your loss, Alan! Prayers for comfort and peace for the family! 🙏🏼🙏🏼💙

  • Ed and Kay Barringer Posted April 27, 2020 6:25 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Walter’s passing. The Gibson Family is a beautiful family. Love and Prayers for Mildred, Alan and family.

  • Laura Haywood Posted April 27, 2020 8:49 pm

    My heart goes out to all of you! Walter was indeed the kindest, sweetest man I ever had the honor of caring for. He didn’t even hold it against me that I was a Duke fan!

  • Jane Wyatt Beard Posted April 27, 2020 9:27 pm

    Walt was such a sweet sweet man. He will be missed. Prayers for you all

  • Pat Dixon Posted April 27, 2020 11:31 pm

    Walter and Mildred were very special to my family. My daughter Sarah and son Donald thought of him like a grandfather. And I am pleased to say I was not only his pastor, but he was my friend. Rest in peace, good ans faithful (though mischievous) servant.

  • Alan Coley Posted April 27, 2020 11:48 pm

    Alan, sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  • Rod & Kelly Almond Posted April 28, 2020 9:50 am

    Alan and Mildred, Kelly and I are heartbroken at the passing of your father! Walter was certainly one of a kind! Please know that we are thinking about you folks at this time!

  • Kelley Hunsucker Rowland Posted April 28, 2020 6:31 pm

    My mom and dad loved Walter and Mildred. I’m sure Lloyd Hunsucker was there to greet Walter on Sunday. We so enjoyed our summer beach trips with the entire family and have lasting, loving memories.

  • Buddy Barbee Posted April 29, 2020 8:41 am

    Alan, So sorry for your loss. You are blessed to have such wonderful parents.

  • Jim and Hazeline Lisk Posted April 29, 2020 12:03 pm

    Alan, our condolences are with you and your family. It has been our pleasure to share friendship with your dad and mom after coming to the New London area. We also were blessed to have known your grandparents through our First Methodist Church in Randleman during the formative years for our four sons. We remain grateful for their encouragement and kindness they so willingly shared to our young boys. Your dad learned well from his parents and continued to share the same love and kindness with interest in people. God given traits using a big heart. We are thankful to know four generations of Gibsons! Keep up the good work, Alan!

  • J. T and Patty Frick Posted April 29, 2020 9:48 pm

    Alan I’m so sorry to hear of Walter’s passing. Your parents were so sweet. I pray God comforts you, Mildred, and your family during this time.

  • Jeneanne Brown Posted April 30, 2020 7:04 pm

    Alan & family,
    So sorry for your loss. May the good memories get you through this difficult time. Give your Mom my love❤️

  • David Griffin Posted May 5, 2020 10:35 am

    Alan, I am so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He was a good man and a good friend. My heart goes out to you and your mom during this difficult time. Will always remember the quail hunting trips your Dad and I along with your Uncle Buck enjoyed in our younger days. Your Dad will certainly be missed. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. 🙏🙏🙏

  • Jill Willianms Posted May 13, 2020 9:55 am

    Alan, I am so sorry for your father’s passing. Please know you, your sweet Mother and your family are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. May God give you comfort and peace. Monte & Jill

  • Deanette M Russell Posted June 2, 2020 8:25 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort in this time. As you have to live on beyond his physical presence, may you find this peace and comfort in knowing God will be there to fill those voids and guide you. He will give you the strength and the comfort you need.

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