Bill Gribble, a 68 year old San Diego resident, passed away April 17,2020 at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. Cremation services will be under the direction of Legacy Funeral and Cremation Care and a memorial service will be held at a later date under the direction of San Diego Burial at Sea.
Billy Ray Gribble, son of the late Robert William and Viola Mae (Fowler)Gribble, was born October 1, 1951 in Coldwater, Kansas. The Gribble family moved to Woodward, Oklahoma in 1956 where he attended school. He graduated Woodward High School in 1970 and then later attended some college at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva. In December of 1971 he joined the United States Army where he went on to serve as a medic. Bill married LaVonna Faye Trekell in July of 1973 in Alva, Oklahoma. In January of 1981 Bill and LaVonna respectfully went their separate ways. He was later stationed by the US Army in San Diego, California until he retired in December of 1991. He continued his service to the country by working for the civil service for 20 years until he retired.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Shirley Snider, his brother Link Gribble, and his niece Tammy Walser.
He is survived by his daughter Misty Hoover and husband Jay of Alva, Oklahoma; son Mike Gribble and wife Michelle of Alva, Oklahoma; brother Tom Gribble and wife Dorma of Blanchard, Oklahoma; brother Jim Gribble and wife Margene of Woodward, Oklahoma; brother Larry Gribble and wife Tutor of Woodward, Oklahoma; grandchildren Bobbie, Casey and wife Bethany, Jeremiah, Harley, Justus, Jace, Marc, Matthew, Jaxon, and Wyatt; and long time friend Marilyn McCaskey.