Jerry "Roundman" Bob Gibson Jr.

Friday, July 12, 1957 - Wednesday, June 8, 2022

A Man With a Heart of Gold

Photo of Jerry "Roundman" Bob Gibson Jr. - 1957-2022

Waynesville - On Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Jerry Bob “Roundman” Gibson, Jr. passed on from this world, following a brief illness.

Roundman was a self-made successful businessman who most likely could have sold ice to an Eskimo.  He was a lifelong resident of Haywood County, primarily of the Bethel Community, and was well-known all across Western North Carolina.  Although perceptions of Roundman may vary depending on who you talk to, one thing is certain- he had a heart of gold. Whether he was anonymously buying an entire family’s Christmas or driving hundreds of miles overnight to rescue a friend in need, he went above and beyond for his friends and family while expecting no recognition. Roundman was a family man whose greatest happiness came from providing for his wife and children. He could often be found cooking for his family, building dollhouses for his grandchildren, or taking his dog Scooby on a ride around the block. His favorite pastime was visiting his “home away from home” at Fontana Lake where he made many wonderful memories.  Roundman will be deeply missed each and every day.

He is preceded in death by his father, Jerry Gibson, Sr; his mother, Pearline Gibson Cruz; and his son, Brandon Gibson.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Janet Gibson; his son, Luke Gibson (Jessica); his daughters, Brianna Wood (Raymond), Keri Guidry; his sister, Helen Revis (Donald); and 5 grandchildren, Emorie, Riley, Khloe, Kolby, and Zoe.

To honor Roundman’s wishes, no services will be held.

Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Gibson’s memory to The Haywood Pathways Center, 179 Hemlock Street, Waynesville NC 28786. Floral tributes will be received at 100 Lansing Road, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Gibson family.

Condolences from family and friends

Janet and family, he was my friend for many years and my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kathy Smith Holmes
Jan and Family, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of my friend, Bobby. We started first grade at Bethel and always were friends throughout our years. He was a protector, gentle giant and caring friend! Although we hadn’t saw each other for years I thought of him often and knew if I needed him he would be there. He will be tremendously missed! May God grace you with strength and comfort during this time.
Cheryl McFalls Summey
Jan & Family, The Class of 76 wishes to extend their deepest condolences in the loss of Bobby. He was a treasured friend and classmate. May God give you peace and wrap you in comforting love during this time of sorrow. We are thinking about all of you and sending prayers. Sincerely, The Pisgah High Class of 76
Cheryl Summey
I knew Bobby all our lives and went to school with at Bethel and Pisgah, he was a good guy to everybody…
Ricky Ramey
Janet and family, I am so sorry that Roundman has passed on. I know you all will have a huge hole in your hearts. Memories made will be a great comfort in the Times to come. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kim Russell. Josh's mom
We are both so sorry for the loss of Roundman.
Julie and Danny Green
Jan and family . I am so sorry to hear of this. Much love and prayers for you all!
Pam Messer
Jan and family. I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Clara Johnson Pop
I remember Roundman owning the Pawn Shop on Old River Road across from where (my) Nanny Duck aka Azalee Duckett, lived. Everyone always spoke highly of him! I’m very sorry for your loss…
Jeannia Clark
My thoughts are with you and your family, I am the granddaughter of munk and Lucille Henson
Tara McMahan
To Janet and the children and grandchildren, Helen Jean, Donald and the entire family - your Aunt Doris and cousin Angle send our love and sympathies. We will be praying for you during the difficult days that lay ahead. We will never forget Jerry’s happy and generous spirit. We have made a donation to The Haywood Pathways Center in honor of Jerry. We love you all. xxoo
Doris Carroll and Angie Carroll Howard
Jan and family, Please know I am so sorry to hear of Bobby's passing. Much love and prayers for you all! God bless you
Dawn Hyatt
Roundman always treated me with kindness, from the short time I was around him I could tell he loved his family dearly. He'll be missed and that's when the memories will take over. God bless and be with the family.
Josh