A graveside service for David Gribble was held at noon on Friday, May 20 a the Fort Lyon National Cemetery in Las Animas, Colorado. Pastor Steven Anderson officiated. Military committal rites were provided by American Legion Post #9 of La Junta, Colorado.

David Gale Gribble was born Feb. 22, 1935, in Olney Springs, Colorado, to Willis Martin and Marguerite (Burrell) Gribble and passed away on May 16, 2016, in Las Animas, Colorado, at the age of 81.

David was a loving father and grandfather to his seven children, 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren with a great sense of humor. He was extremely creative and that showed in his gardening, woodworking, and love for building virtually anything. A very talented musician, David played both the guitar and the dobro. At one time, he performed throughout the Arkansas Valley as a member of the Valley Riders. He thoroughly enjoyed his music and the ability to share it with others, and his loved ones.

David is survived by his companion, Sandee Foulk who so graciously cared for him for more than 10 years and is dearly loved and appreciated by his family; children, Charlotte (Randy) Wilder of Canon City, Colorado, Celestia (Rodney) Pruett of Florence, Colorado, Trisha (Zuki) Galindo of Las Animas, Colorado, Tasha Moore of Oklahoma, C. David Gribble of Las Animas, Colorado, Cecil (Misty) Gribble of Canon City, Colorado, Lester (Lisa) Gribble of Canon City, Colorado; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Willis Martin and Marguerite (Burrell) Gribble; brothers, Jim, George and Milton; and sisters, Clara and Marie.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Sangre de Cristo Hospice (Fowler location) in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, CO 81054.

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