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Lee Roy Gribble

August 31, 1942 — May 16, 2023

Lee Roy Gribble, 80, of Van Wert, passed away on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 at Van Wert Health ER. He was born on August 31, 1942, in McDougal, Arkansas, to the late Barney and Eula (O'Guin) Gribble.

Lee retired from General Motors and was a longtime member of the Grover Hill Lions Club/Welcome Park. Lee moved his family from Corning, Arkansas to Grover Hill in 1964.

Lee enjoyed fishing, gardening and giving tomatoes to his neighbors and friends. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, Lolita (Butler) Gribble of Van Wert; daughters: Sherry (Doug) Miller of Paulfding; Tara (Jeff) Morefield of Van Wert; brother, Theodore "Al" (Gail) Gribble of Grover Hill, sister, Jeannie (Ishmael) Shelton of Oakwood; grandchildren: Shane (Lindsey) Miller of Bowling Green; Ciara Miller of Ocala Florida; Chase Kuhlman of Miller City; great grandchildren: Isaac, Kaelynn and Coleson Miller; as well long-time friends Joe and Mary Cooper of Grover Hill.

In addition to his parents, Lee was preceded in death by his brothers: Talma, Dale and Melvin Gribble and sisters: Sylva Deckard, Leona Busbey, Eladis Hinchcliff and Emma Whittington.

A celebration of Lee's life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lee's name may be directed to Grover Lions Club/Welcome Park.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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