J. Roy Gibble84, self-employed builder, Army veteran

By on November 2, 2011

J. Roy Gibble, 84, of Golden Living Center, Reading, formerly of Lititz and retired to Sullivan County, died Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at his residence following an illness of one year.

Born in Penn Township, he was the son of the late Harrison R. and Minnie F. Schweager Gibble. He was the husband of Gladys P. Ditzler Gibble, and they would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on Dec. 24.

Roy served in the U.S. Army. He began his working career in farming and in 1960 was self-employed in partnership with John Troutman in building and remodeling in Lititz. Roy was a member of Trinity Evangelical Congregational Church, Lititz, and Lincoln Falls Wesleyan Church in Sullivan County. He enjoyed family time in Sullivan County, hunting, bowled in a league and volunteered in the midget football program in Lititz.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his children: Wilma Joseph, of Lititz; Sylvia Kroeck, of Ocean Isle, N.C.; Jay, husband of Joanne Gibble Jr., of Ocean Isle, N.C.; Carol, wife of Ken Burkholder, of Ephrata; Linda, wife of Duane Foltz, of Lititz; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Ruth Ginder, of Lititz; and Ella Mae Keagy, of Elizabethtown.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.

Roy’s life celebration service will be held at Spacht Funeral Home, 127 S. Broad St., Lititz, on Nov. 5 at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in Evangelical Cemetery, Lititz.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Welsh Mountain Home, 567 Springville Road, New Holland, PA 17557.

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