Wayne "Yankee" Gibson PDF Print E-mail

George Wayne “Yankee” Gibson, Sr., 70, of Newberry, died Monday, September 23, 2019 at his residence.

Born on October 31, 1948 in Rockmart, GA, he was a son of the late George Joe and Carolyn Byrd Gibson. He was an Army Veteran serving in the Special Forces as a Green Beret and was a member of the American Legion. Mr. Gibson was retired from Kibler's Inc. and a founding member of the Old Time Holiness Mission. He greatly enjoyed playing Santa Claus for a number of years.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Franklin Gibson; sons, George Wayne (Tamra) Gibson, Jr. of Prosperity, Martin Anthony (Kim) Gibson of Homosassa, FL and Jonathon “Opie” (Amy) Gibson of Newberry; a daughter, Angela (Chris) Broerman of The Colony, TX; a sister, Frauline Jozefiak of China, MI; a brother, James Leonard (Marie) Gibson of Calhoun, GA; grandchildren, Jordan Caverlee, Kayla (Thomas) Miller, Hunter Gibson, Kody (Richard Cody) Jacobs, Holte Gibson, Maidson Broerman, Brittany (Steven) Ahearn, Brandon Blier, Taylor Gibson, Lauren Gibson, John Henry Gibson and Mayson Keen; great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Collins, Kenley, Ellie and Abbey.

Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm Friday, September 27, 2019 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home Chapel by Pastor Josh Parson and Rev. Vernon L. Koon. Burial will military honors will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday from 2:30 – 3:30 pm at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 1990 Fordham Drive, Suite 100, Fayetteville, NC 28304.

Active pallbearers will be Thomas Miller, Richard Cody Jacobs, Hunter Gibson, David Jozefiak and Keith Minick

Honorary pallbearers will be the Kibler's Inc. Family.



#13 KAREN LINDLER SMITH 2019-09-30 08:52
Ms.Virginia, So sorry for the loss of Mr. Wayne. May God be with you and your Family during this difficult time! Love Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#12 Marie Harmon 2019-09-28 16:47
Ms. Gin and family, I was so very saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Yank! I always enjoyed seeing him and talking with you both. He was a kind and pleasant young man and veteran. His service and sacrifice for his country was greatly appreciated!!! He will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
#11 Bill Anderson and f 2019-09-27 19:20
Sorry to hear of yankee passing I hope God's healing will comfort you all . Gibson family from the Anderson family
#10 Diane METTS 2019-09-26 12:11
Gin and family,
Steve and I are so sorry to hear f Wayne's passing. What a joy to have known him through the years. Find comfort knowing that he is now with his Heavenly Father and there is no better place to be than in God's presence. Wayne has left this earth, but his light will always shine. Our prayers are with you and the family.
Steve & Diane Madray Metts
#9 Rhonda Lindler 2019-09-26 09:07
I'm so sorry for your loss.
#8 Jenny Epting Braswel 2019-09-26 01:25
Virginia and Family, I would like to express my deepest sympathy for your loss of Wayne. You were a dedicated caregiver for the love of your life. May the Lord give you comfort and peace in the days ahead. Jenny Epting Braswell
#7 Tara Madray Price 2019-09-25 13:29
Gin & family my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Yankee was one of a kind and it was my pleasure to have known him for many many years. He will truly be missed.
#6 Becky 2019-09-25 10:23
Sorry for you loss
Becky Ruff fbc
#5 Jennifer Birochak 2019-09-25 07:14
Mrs Gin and family,
So sorry for your loss. Mr. Wayne was one of a kind and always ready with a smile and a hug. May you be encouraged knowing that he has passed into the presence of his Saviour and you will be with him again. Praying for peace, comfort and strength for everyone during this difficult time...
#4 Polly Turner 2019-09-24 15:53
Gin and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. To lose your Husband and your Mother is heartbreaker. Praying for peace and comfort for each of you. Cherish the many memories you have of them. You are in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead.
#3 Sheriff Lee Foster 2019-09-24 15:37
Our family offers our sincere and deepest sympathy on your loss. What a guy! We always enjoyed his sense of humor and appreciated his service to God and Country. He was a fine Santa Claus and did so much to brighten the days of our children. May God be with your family as you grieve this loss.

Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#2 Kayla Davis 2019-09-24 15:26
To the Gibson's:
Jonathon and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of Grumpy. I cannot imagine the hurt you all are experiencing. We love you all and are praying for you all.
With love,
Jonathon, Kayla and Andy Davis
#1 Wendy Riley 2019-09-24 14:49
Deepest sympathy to the Gibson family.