As of last week, Gibson has a hole in it shaped like a smile.
Larry Mitts’ smile was unique, but it wasn’t his alone. He shared it with everyone, whether he had known them his whole life or had yet to make their acquaintance.
“I don’t think his family really knew the impact that Larry had on this town,” said Gibson City Clerk Brandi Pritchett after wiping tears from her eyes. “They knew that everybody knew Larry, but I don’t think they realized the love and support he had. He was ours. That was our Larry.”