Doris Irene “Dottie” Tribble
Mrs. Doris Irene “Dottie” Tribble, 81, of North Wilkesboro, NC, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Wilkes Senior Village. She was born Sept. 1, 1934 in Ashe County to Donald Carl and Myrtle Ruth Johnston Owens. She was a member of Fishing Creek Baptist Church. Mrs. Tribble was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lee Roy Tribble; siblings, Louise Phillips, Brenda Anderson, Donald Carl Owens Jr., Jerry Owens, Joe Owens, William Owens; step father, Bruce Webb; and son-in-law, Brian Swaim.
Dottie devoted her life to her faith in God, her loving husband of 56 years until his passing in 2006, and to her children. Early in her married life she spent most of her time dedicated to providing the ultimate loving care of her children. Prior to that she was employed at the University of Delaware. She and her husband raised their children in a loving and self sacrificing manner. As her family grew, her love was showered upon her grandchildren, whom she cherished and they in return loved her dearly. She left a legacy of kindness and humility. She touched so many lives throughout her life and was a blessing to all she came in contact with. Our loss here on earth was Heaven’s gain.
Surviving are her son, Tim Tribble and wife Sherri W. of North Wilkesboro; four daughters, Debra Davis and husband Carl of North East, MD, Sheila Adams and fiancée Lee Gordon of East Bend, Michelle L. Luffman and husband Bobby of Roaring River, Lisa E. Fields and husband Thomas L. of Maryland; brother, Jimmy Owens and wife Peggy of Millers Creek; sister, Karen Testerman and husband Mike of Wilkesboro; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren on the way; honorary son-in-law, Joe Adams of North Wilkesboro; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service was held 2 p.m. Monday, April 4 at Fishing Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Richard Cardwell and Brother Ronnie Ellis officiating. The body was placed in the church at 1:30. Burial will