Donald Earl Tribby, 70, of Jasonville, passed away at 11:52 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
Born Feb. 24, 1934 in Greene County, he was the son of Frank and Hazel (Roberts) Tribby. He married Patsy (Chambers) Tribby on Aug. 22, 1958 at Dugger.
He was a member of Lawton Street Christian Church and was retired from Peabody Coal Company. He was a member of the Jasonville Volunteer Fire Department for 51 years, 35 of which he served as chief. He was honored to receive the Governor's Meritorious Service Award from the Office of the State Fire Marshal, The Sagamore of the Wabash from the Governor of Indiana, and Citation of Exemplary Service from the American Legion Department of Indiana. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. McKean. He was a member and Past Master of the Jasonville Masonic Lodge 530. He was a past President of the Greene County Fire Chief's Association and a 53-year member of the Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association. He was a member of the Zorah Shriners, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute, Greene County Shrine Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6225, and Order of the Eastern Star Columbian 140.
Survivors include: his wife Patsy Tribby; a daughter and son-in-law, Pamela Sue (Tribby) Burger and David Burger; a granddaughter Jamie Lynn Burger; a grandson Jeremy David Burger; a sister Norma June Tribby; and faithful dog "Sugar", all of Jasonville; a sister-in-law Virginia Tribby of Columbus, Ga.; two nephews, Mike Tribby and wife Judy of Columbus, Ga., and Pat Tribby and wife Mary of Sioux Falls, S.D.; and other extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Frank Tribby, Jr.
Funeral service will be at Lawton Street Christian Church, Jasonville on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with viewing from 9 a.m. until the time of service.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday at McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home, Jasonville with Masonic Memorial at 6:30 p.m. and Indiana Volunteer Firefighters Association Memorial at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jasonville Volunteer Fire Department or Lawton Street Christian Church in his memory.