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William Stribling

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William Marvin Stribling of College Station, entered the arms of Jesus Christ on Feb. 1, 2014. He was born in the Shook's Chapel community outside of Sulphur Springs, Texas, on April 23, 1923, the son of William G. Stribling and Lucille Darby Stribling.

He was a veteran of World War II, where he served in the European Theater. After the war, he enrolled in East Texas State College in Commerce where he obtained a bachelor's and master's degree in business. He served the chidren and communities of Texas as superintendent of schools in Saltillo, Frisco, Mount Vernon and Burleson, where he retired in 1980. He moved to Bryan in 2005. At the time of his death, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bryan. In each community he served his church as a member of the board, as well as a Sunday School teacher where he taught for over 50 years. Through his 90 years, he never waivered in his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

He loved people and took a special interest in everyone with whom he came in contact. He spent countless hours taking care of widows and those that he could help. It was his desire always to serve others. More than anything else, he loved his family, especially his grandkids. The grandchildren spent many days with Pappaw at Six Flags, Disney World, ballgames, the circus and just about any place they could have fun.  He served on countless volunteer and professional boards, including the Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas Retired Teachers Association, United Way, Lions Club and Crimestoppers. He was named citizen of the year in Frisco, Mount Vernon and Burleson. He felt his greatest honor, however, was an elementary school in Burleson being named in his honor. 

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce, and two sons, Randy of Little Rock, and Danny and wife, Linda, of College Station. Also surviving are one sister, Martha, of Sulphur Springs; four grandchildren, Casey Chaney and husband, Trey, of Commerce, Scott and wife, Shelley, of Georgetown, Brandon and wife, Tara, of Frisco and Michael of Austin; 10 great grandchildren; and countless nieces and nephews. 

In of lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Stribling Scholarship Fund c/o The National Bank of Texas, PO Box 1869, Burleson, Texas 76097, Attn: Rosie Perez; or the Texas Lions Camp for Crippled Children Endowment Fund in Kerrville, 4100 San Antonio Hwy, Kerrville, Texas 78028.

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