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Clyde E. Tribbett, 82

Clyde E. Tribbett, 82, Monticello, died at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 17, 2013, at his residence.

He was born November 20, 1930, in Jackson Township in White County, to the late Charles Parker and Maude (Helvie) Tribbett. His marriage was to M. Joyce Downey on March 24, 1950, in Joyce's parents' home in Buffalo. She survives in Monticello.

Mr. Tribbett farmed and raised hogs for 31 years, and also was retired from the Department of Transportation. He was an active member of the White Oak United Methodist church for over 50 years, where he held many offices, but most recently, he attended Zion Bethel Church in Monticello. Mr. Tribbett had been a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, formerly of Winamac. He served on the White County Farm Bureau Board of Directors. He drove a school bus for Pioneer School Corporation for a number of years. He enjoyed vegetable gardening and fishing.

He is also survived by a daughter, Susan Starbuck of Honolulu; 3 sons, Lyle (Dianna) Tribbett of Monon, Jeffery (Cynthia) Tribbett of the Buffalo area, Dr. Charles (Darla) Tribbett of Monticello; 3 brothers, Roy (Annettie) Tribbett of Battlecreek, Mich., Paul (Violet) Tribbett of Kingman, Ariz., Patrick (Genevieve) Tribbett of Centennial, Colo.; Sister, Donna (Brock) Courtice of Royal Center; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and an Uncle, Bob Tribbett of Logansport.

He is preceded in death by twin sons, Donald and Ronald Tribbett; brother, Byron (Anna) Tribbett; and grandson, Rusty Tribbett.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. (EST), Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Zion Bethel Church 415 S. 3rd Street, Monticello, and also one hour prior to service on Monday at the church.

Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. (EST), Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, with his grandson, Pastor Gabe Tribbett officiating.

Burial will follow at Riverview I.O.O.F. cemetery in rural Monticello.

Memorials contributions may be given to the Gideon's or White County Council on Aging. Envelopes will be available at the church.

Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello is entrusted with care.

You may sign the online guestbook at

Published in the Journal & Courier from Jan. 18 to Jan. 19, 2013
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