OBITUARY

William M. Stribling

April 23, 1923February 1, 2014
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William Marvin Stribling of College Station, entered the arms of Jesus Christ on February 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 degree in business. He served the chidren and communities of Texas as Superintendent of Schools in Saltillo, Frisco, Mt. 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 Teacher Association and the United Way. He was named citizen of the year in both Mt. Vernon and Burleson. He felt his greatest honor, however, was an Elementary School in Burleson being named in his honor. Among his many organizational memberships was a life membership of the Lone Star Lions Eye Bank, as well as a Lions Life Member.

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; 4 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.

Services will be conducted at Memorial Funeral Home in College Station on Monday at 2:00 pm with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment in Sulphur Springs.

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, TX 78028.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, February 3, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 3, 2014
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Don Carr

February 4, 2014

Bill Stibling was superintendent at Mt. Vernon during desegregation and while building a unified campus in our town. He made a commitment to our Afro-American community that is still in effect even today. He managed the relocation of all schools to a new facility that still exists after 45 years. This is a sign of his foresight, determination, and love for all his students. I became reacquainted with Mr. Stibling at Shooks Chapel Church and Cemetery. He was so faithful to his family home that he also shared with my heritage. It is only fitting that he be lain to rest at such a Holy place. My condolences are with his beloved family including his sons Randy and Danny who are fine men from reports I have heard from their dad.

Janice Stahly Scott

February 4, 2014

Mr. Stribling hired me as a first-year teacher in Frisco, Texas. I enjoyed working with him so very much and taught his two sons. He was an extremely kind,warm, and wonderful human being. I taught for 33 years in Frisco and was always filled with gratitude to Mr. Stribling for hiring me to be a first-year English teacher in Frisco.

Pat Sterling

February 4, 2014

Our hearts are with you today and in the days ahead with love and sympathy.
The Frisco High School Class of 1966

lynette york

February 4, 2014

I loved Mr Stribling because when he served as superintendent at Burleson in the 70's he was such a big part of our student body. I remember him hamming it up with pom poms at our pep rally ! I respected him so much. We are all better for having him in our lives. Love and prayers to the Stribling family. Lynette York (Class '79)

Eddie Marion

February 3, 2014

Mr. Stribling was a major influence on my life. He was a very special person!! I just hope I was half the person and school administrator he was.

Eddie Marion - Frisco High School Class of 1960

James Thompson

February 3, 2014

Prayers for the Stribling family. They just don't make 'em like Mr. Stribling any more.

February 3, 2014

"Mr. Bill" gave me so much joy when I worked with him at ESC XI. He always had a smile on his face and a warm greeting! He was one of my all time favorite people! God put him here to help others.....and that is just what he did! Sure gonna miss Mr. Bill......he was truly one of a kind! Paul Jennings

jo ann renfro elser

February 3, 2014

I remember him well....when I was in elementary school in Burleson, he was superintendent. The man was always kind to us and had a sweet sincere smile!!

Bob Johnson

February 3, 2014

Great person, great loss. God bless Joyce, Randy, Danny and the rest of the family.

Alice Davidson Clark

February 3, 2014

The Stribling family was such a large part of our lives in Frisco. His son Randy was in my class and always a good friend. There aren't many families as nice and kind as theirs. I am glad to hear he lived such a long full life. I had the pleasure of meeting his granddaughter several years ago when I sold her a car! My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Thanks to all of you for happy memories. Alice Davidson Clark