Bill Stibling was superintendent at Mt. Vernon during desegregation and while building a unified campus in our town. He made a commitment to our Afro-American community that is still in effect even today. He managed the relocation of all schools to a new facility that still exists after 45 years. This is a sign of his foresight, determination, and love for all his students. I became reacquainted with Mr. Stibling at Shooks Chapel Church and Cemetery. He was so faithful to his family home that he also shared with my heritage. It is only fitting that he be lain to rest at such a Holy place. My condolences are with his beloved family including his sons Randy and Danny who are fine men from reports I have heard from their dad.
Mr. Stribling hired me as a first-year teacher in Frisco, Texas. I enjoyed working with him so very much and taught his two sons. He was an extremely kind,warm, and wonderful human being. I taught for 33 years in Frisco and was always filled with gratitude to Mr. Stribling for hiring me to be a first-year English teacher in Frisco.
Our hearts are with you today and in the days ahead with love and sympathy.
The Frisco High School Class of 1966
I loved Mr Stribling because when he served as superintendent at Burleson in the 70's he was such a big part of our student body. I remember him hamming it up with pom poms at our pep rally ! I respected him so much. We are all better for having him in our lives. Love and prayers to the Stribling family. Lynette York (Class '79)
Mr. Stribling was a major influence on my life. He was a very special person!! I just hope I was half the person and school administrator he was.
Eddie Marion - Frisco High School Class of 1960
Prayers for the Stribling family. They just don't make 'em like Mr. Stribling any more.
"Mr. Bill" gave me so much joy when I worked with him at ESC XI. He always had a smile on his face and a warm greeting! He was one of my all time favorite people! God put him here to help others.....and that is just what he did! Sure gonna miss Mr. Bill......he was truly one of a kind! Paul Jennings
I remember him well....when I was in elementary school in Burleson, he was superintendent. The man was always kind to us and had a sweet sincere smile!!
Great person, great loss. God bless Joyce, Randy, Danny and the rest of the family.
The Stribling family was such a large part of our lives in Frisco. His son Randy was in my class and always a good friend. There aren't many families as nice and kind as theirs. I am glad to hear he lived such a long full life. I had the pleasure of meeting his granddaughter several years ago when I sold her a car! My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Thanks to all of you for happy memories. Alice Davidson Clark
May God be with the Stribling family during this time of grief. Mr. Stribling always did for others and took good care of the students and the community, as well as his family. We knew he was Godly, ethical, loyal, honest, and truly cared. Thank you for your service, friendship, and love.
Mr. Stribling was a person I admired and looked up to. He served on the Burleson and Johnson County Crime Stoppers Board for many years. His service to the community was immeasurable. May the memories bring peace to his family and many friends.
Dorrita Hottel (Burleson, TX)
It was an honor to teach at Stribling Elem. for 16 years. It was awesome to see Mr. Stribling walk the halls of his namesake. He always had time to talk to a child, pat a teacher on the shoulder and offer encouragement and sit in a classroom to read to children. He was a blessing to all that knew him.
A special friend through FUMC Burleson and Sunday School. Thank you Bill for the many special memories and conversations. May you rest in peace with your heavenly father.
Mr. Stribling was a well known name in our house for many years. My mother, Dora Ussery, has always spoke highly of him and we all admired him for always wanting the best for the children of Burleson. My son currently attends Stribling Elementary and just a week ago we were helping him with trivia questions about Mr. Stribling in which my son said " He was a cool guy wasn't he?" He was a wonderful man and will truly be missed. Rest in peace Mr. Stribling.
My God bless all of the family had this difficult time. Bill and Joyce were always such fun to be with. It was a blessing to be with him. We had many conversations about many subjects. He always had a smile and a person always felt better just being with him. Joyce shared the story of how they met when we were in UMW together. May your memories of happier days help you in the days to come.