Billy R. Gribble
Billy R. Gribble, 61, of Birch River, WV passed away on Tuesday, March 16, 2015 after a long 15 year battle with cancer at the UPMC Montifiore Hospital in Pittsburgh. .
He was born on September 23, 1953 to Harvey and Frances (Dotson) Gribble at Quantico, VA. Billy worked as a Sewage Line Maintenance for the city of Virginia until his retirement in 1987. On February 25, 1984, he married Nancy Russell.
Billy is survived by his loving spouse Nancy (Russell) Gribble of 31 years a niece, Kristy Brown and nephew, Patrick Gribble; .
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lenwood Gribble and sister, Marjorie Carroll.
There will be no visitation. A private service will be held at a later date.
A special thanks to Sandra Rose and Larry Nelson for all of their care, kindness and thoughtfulness showed during Billy's illness.
Billy was a kindhearted, thoughtful, considerate man.
Arrangement entrusted to the Leo J. Henney Funeral Home, Carnegie, Pennsylvania.
Richard Franklin “Dick” Reed
Richard Franklin “Dick” Reed passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer at United Hospital Center, on March 17th, 2015 at the age of 76. He was born December 7, 1938 to the late Russell and Marie (Bourn) Reed in Spencer, WV.
He leaves his wife of 54 years, Anna Reed; his son, Richard II (wife, Lori); and three grandchildren, Bethany “Pud” Lauren, Richard “Trey” Reed III and Alexander “Alex” Luke who lovingly called him “Pappy”; as well as many loving and caring nieces, nephews, other family members and his dog Cassie.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two daughters, Elizabeth Carol “Beth” and Laura Ann; one brother, Jack Reed; two sisters, Rosemary Bragg and Rhadine Ross.
He was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Sutton WV, but was in regular attendance at Clarksburg Baptist Church for the past 22 years where he was a member of the Adult Bible Class. He was also a member of the Gassaway Masonic lodge as well as a 32° Scottish Rite Mason and Beni Kedem Shriner.
Richard grew up in Lockney WV, graduating from Normantown High School in 1956. He then embarked on a long career as a business owner of E. L. & R. Trucking, and working for various pipeline contractors across the country as a master mechanic.
He enjoyed traveling with his wife and spending time with his grandkids, taking them to WVU football games, and watching them in all their activities and sports.
A special thank you to People’s Hospice and his care givers, Linda, Brandy and Missy.
The family received friends at Davis Funeral Home on Rt. 98 Clarksburg/ Nutter Fort on Friday, March 20, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00pm. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 10:00am in the Chapel of Davis Funeral Home with Rev. David L. Hulme, presiding. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that contributions may be made in memory of Richard Reed to St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, PO Box 50, Memphis TN 38101-9929, or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to DavisFuneralHomeWV.com.
Davis Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the Reed Family.
Terry Jonathan Gillenwater
Terry Jonathan Gillenwater was born March 5th, 1989, the first born child of Terry and Marilyn Gillenwater. He died on February 18th 2015. He was almost 26 years old.
He leaves behind two sisters, Alana Krystine Gillenwater, 23, of Morgantown, WV, and Terassa Michelle Gillenwater, 39, of Gladstone, Missouri, nephew and niece, Dakota and Sydney Adams and grandmother, Gladys Gillenwater of Dannville, WV, along with loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
T.J. was a 2007 graduate of Braxton County High School and a 2010 graduate of Bridgemont Technical College (formally WVU Tech) with a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. He owned and operated Prime Time Painting, a commercial and residential painting contracting business. T.J. Attended Hope Baptist Church in Frametown with his family.
“We miss you, our sweet, beloved son, T.J., every minute of every day. We know you are peaceful and happy in Heaven until we see you again.”