Ronald Hosea "Pap" Gribble, 70, of Somerset, Pa., died Saturday, March 31, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born Dec. 20, 1947, in Kingwood, W.Va. He is the son of the late Charles Lloyd and Norma Jean (Bradford) Gribble. He is preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Shawn Lea.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, the former Patricia Elaine Fike; daughters, Belinda Oester and her husband, Gary, Grantsville, Shannon Gribble, Cumberland, and Brenda Gribble, Somerset; sisters, Connie Forbes and husband, David, Oakland, Charlene Gribble and Loretta Reckart, both of Bruceton Mills, W.Va.
He is the proud grandfather of Jonathan Oester, Katrina Oester, Justin Welsh, Samantha Gribble and Jacob Gribble. He had a special place in his heart for many nieces and nephews.
He was a 1966 graduate of Bruceton Mills High School. He is a U.S. Army veteran serving in Vietnam. He operated heavy equipment and was a member of Operating Engineers Union 37, was a lifetime farmer and owner of Ron-El Farms, a member of NRA and avid entrepreneur. Ron spent his retirement enjoying the "breakfast club" with local friends, giving them unsolicited advice, riding his Harley, teaching his grandchildren bad habits, watching Fox News, and holding everyone accountable for their actions.
Friends will be received at Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Somerset, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
On Wednesday, April 4, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. friends will be received at Carl R. Spear Funeral Home, Bruceton Mills, where a service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 5.
Interment will be in Pisgah Cemetery.
The family will have a memorial for Ron in Somerset at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Viaquest Hospice, 607 Georgian Place, Somerset, PA 15501 (www.haugerzeigler.com).
Published on April 1, 2018