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Roy C. Tribbett Battle Creek Roy C. Tribbett, 80, of Battle Creek, died March 16, 2013 at Bronson Battle Creek. He was born January 15, 1933, the son of Charles and Maude (Helvie) Tribbett in Burnettsville, Indiana. Roy served in the U. S. Army from 1955-1957 as a SP3(T). He received his B.S. from Ball State Teachers College where he was a charter member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Roy worked as a computer programmer and data processing manager for several firms including Wolverine Insurance, Eaton Manufacturing, Lear Siegler in Mendon and TRMI in Battle Creek. He retired in 1996. Roy was a member of First Presbyterian Church for 55 years, serving as an Elder, Deacon, Trustee, Sunday school teacher, Retreat Center Committee and transportation coordinator. In addition to the church Roy was active with the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts for 16 years; he was a 4-H leader, coached rocket football and summer baseball at Lakeview, was a board member for the March of Dimes, he was a member of the Friends of the Orchestra, a volunteer at Kingman Museum, a driver for clients at Summitt Pointe and client assistance with Social Services. Roy also enjoyed traveling, gardening, playing bridge and playing senior softball, basketball and baseball. But, most of all his pride and joy was his family. Roy is survived by his wife of 55 ½ years, Annettie Tribbett; daughter, Kimberly (Mark) Kaufman of Burbank, California; sons, Kevin (Beth) Tribbett of Westfield, Indiana, Kurt (Lisa) Tribbett of Scotts, Kyle (Deb) of Saranac, and Steve (Darlene) Whitney of Kent City; grandchildren, Joey, Matthew and Kelly Kaufman, Grant, Chad, Cole, Claire, Ellie, Tyler and Jessica Tribbett, and Mackenzie, Maggie and Austin Whitney; brothers, Paul (Violet) Tribbett of Kingman, Arizona, Pat (Genny) Tribbett of Centennial Colorado; sister, Donna (Brock) Courtice of Royal Center, Indiana and sister-in-law, Joyce Tribbett of Monticello, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Clyde Tribbett and Byron Tribbett. The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at Shaw Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jeff Carlson and Rev. Pat Weatherwax officiating. Entombment, Memorial Park Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Kingman Museum. The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home. www.shawfuneralhome.com

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Mar. 18, 2013
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