John Marston Gribble
- May 4, 1928 - August 3, 2012
- Parsons, West Virginia
of John's Passing
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“I have fond and loving thoughts and memories of Uncle John. I remember Daddy and Uncle John would talk on the HAM Radio on the weekends. Uncle John...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Debbie Gribble Lorenzo - niece
“Sending a prayer for the family. Mr. Gribble was a nice man, and I enjoyed talking to him when I could.
2 of 11 | Posted by: Peggy Stevens
“Cathy, Pat, & family,
Very sorry to hear about Dad & Grandfather. Praying for you during this difficult time. Thinking of you,
Sylvia Rosenau &...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Sylvia Rosenau - Parsons, WV
“Cathy, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thinking about you all. I am so sorry. Love you!
4 of 11 | Posted by: Rhonda Dye - Jacksonville, FL
“You had a wonderful life with him. And you daughter got to enjoy a large portion of her life also. remember the good times. praying for you and...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: ROBIN JAMES - WELLSBURG, WV
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your dad have been an important part of my life over the last 40+ years and he will be greatly missed...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Tammy & Sarah - Sanford, FL
“Cathy Ronnie Baby "K", I am so sorry that we won't beable to be there for you and your brother,but that doesn't mean our love isn't with you all.
7 of 11 | Posted by: Betty Humphrey - Sanford, FL
“Cathy, Ronnie, and Kerstin so sorry for your lost, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
8 of 11 | Posted by: Donna and John Bissett - FL
“Kathy and Pat and families, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad, John was my boss when I worked at the cable company. A very kind and gentle...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Patricia Reall-McClure - Sidney, OH
“He was like a dad to me growing up! Always kind and always made welcome in his home!
10 of 11 | Posted by: Vicki Hout - Wintersville, OH
“Cathy, Ronnie, & Kerstin
Our Sympathy, our thoughts, our love and our prayers.
Rose, John, & Ashley
11 of 11 | Posted by: Rose, John, & Ashley Davis - WV
JOHN MARSTON GRIBBLE, age 84 years, a former Mayor and resident of Parsons, WV, departed this life Friday afternoon, August 3, 2012 at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg, WV.
He was born Friday, May 4, 1928 on a farm in Lost Creek, WV, a son of the late Fred and Tressie Sirk Gribble. He was married to the former Glenna Claudine "Pooch" Shaffer, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, John Patrick "Pat" Gribble of Parsons, WV; one daughter, Catherine Louise "Cathy" Gribble Jones and husband Ronnie of Hambleton; one granddaughter, Kerstin M. Jones; his close friend, Marie Poling; and nieces and nephews.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family having been preceded in death by one brother, James Gribble.
He was a graduate of Tygart Valley High School with the Class of 1952. He was a Veteran of the United States Airforce serving during World War II. He served on the Parsons City Council and served as former Mayor of Parsons during the flood of 1985. He was a former employee of the Cable Company, Black Water State Park, Parsons News and Novelty. He was co owner of J.E.C.D. He was a volunteer van driver for the Veterans. His whole life he enjoyed Ham Radio, his call letters were K8CHW.
The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Tuesday from 5 to 8PM. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor on Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 11:30AM. The Rev. J. Michael Lantz will officiate and interment will follow at the Parsons City Cemetery at Parsons, WV, where the H.W. Daniels Post #29 American Legion, the Tygart Valley Post #3647 Veterans of Foreign War and the Tucker Co. Veterans Assoc. will conduct full military honors. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for JOHN MARSTON GRIBBLE, K8CHW.