Clinton Tribby

Posted 7/6/22

Clinton Tribby, 84, of Kansas, passed away at 4:57 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at Hilltop Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Charleston. He was the retired owner/operator of Tribby and …

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Clinton Tribby

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Clinton Tribby, 84, of Kansas, passed away at 4:57 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, at Hilltop Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Charleston. He was the retired owner/operator of Tribby and Tribby Bulldozing and Excavating of Kansas, operating the business for more than 40 years.

A graveside service is 10 a.m. Monday, July 11, at Harmony Cemetery, near Kansas. Visitation is from 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday, July 10, at Templeton Funeral Home in Paris.

Mr. Tribby was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Hitesville, the son of the late Edgar Emmerson and Erleen (Davis) Tribby. He married Bonnie M. Morris Feb. 18, 1956, at the Harmony United Methodist Church in Kansas, and she passed away March 16, 2015.

Survivors include two sons, James (Kelly) Tribby of Mattoon and Phil (Sue Ellen) Tribby of Paris; two daughters, Yvonne Vincent of Urbana and Sharon (Carl) Oakley of Mattoon; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by a son, Edgar Tribby; and a sister, Jana Carolyn Tidd.

Mr. Tribby was associated with the Kansas United Methodist Church. He was a 50-year member of the former Kansas Lions Club. He had been in the United States Army Reserves. 

He was member, past state president and former regional vice president of the Land Improvement Contractors Association. He was a member of the Kansas Volunteer Fire Department for 30 years and was former chief of the department.

Mr. Tribby was an avid Scouting supporter and was a member of the Kansas Scout Review Committee for more than 30 years. He was active with Kansas Homecoming for many years and also participated in tractor pulls for a number of years through the Illinois Tractor Pull Association. He was past Road Commissioner for Kansas Township. He never met a stranger, and his mantra was live to work, work to live.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kansas United Methodist Church or Kansas American Legion Post 539.

Online condolences at www.TempletonFuneralHome.com