The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 5, 2013

Thomas Earl Pribble


GEORGETOWN — Thomas Earl Pribble, 82, of Georgetown, passed away at 2:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the VA Illiana Health Care System.

Tom was born April 19, 1930, in Danville, the son of Raymond E. and Helen B. Gillen Pribble. He married Betty Ann Cook on Nov. 17, 1950. She preceded him in death on Feb. 11, 1981. He then married Mildred Craft Conrad on Aug. 20, 1983, in Georgetown. She survives.

Other survivors include one daughter, Jeanie (Brett) Hayes of Danville; four stepchildren, Cindy (Jerry) Tines of Cayuga, Ind., Connie (Donnie) Troxell of Georgetown, Kelly (Tony) Farrar of Georgetown, and Billie (Connie) Conrad of Columbus, Tenn.; one brother, Raymond Pribble Jr. of Georgetown; and 36 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Gilbert Pribble.

Thomas served in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1950, and worked for General Electric for more than 36 years. He was recognized multiple times for his service and volunteer work for the City of Georgetown. Tom was a member of the American Legion for more than 62 years, and most recently was a member of the Cayuga American Legion Post #263. He was a master Mason and active member of the Masonic Lodge of Georgetown, where he took a lot of pride in being a rider in the 25-man super cycle. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, bingo, gardening and, most of all, spending time with his family and friends.

A celebration of the life of Thomas Pribble will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Sunset’s Houghton-Leasure Funeral Home, with military honors performed by the Cayuga American Legion Post #263. Officiating services will be the Rev. James Blue. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Masonic services conducted at 7 p.m. by the Russell Lodge #154 of Georgetown.

As per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. Memorials contributions may be made in Tom’s name to the American legion Post #263 of Cayuga.

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