Obituary and funeral services: The Rev. William ‘Bill’ C. Tribble, 93, of Social Circle

Rev. William (Bill) C. Tribble went to be with his savior March 5th at his home in Social Circle.
He was born in Atlanta Georgia on January 6, 1925 to William and Ruth Tribble. He accepted Christ as his Savior at age fifteen and felt from then the call to the ministry.
He served in the Navy Airforce during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. He married Mildred Harris in 1943 and they had 5 children. The first Barbara Gail died as an infant and the youngest child Randy died of cancer at age 7. He lost his eldest son Billy in 2016.
After the war and with a family to support he put his calling on hold and became an electrical contractor in the city of Atlanta. He and his partner had a very successful business but in 1957 he sold the business and moved his family to Macon where he attended Mercer University.
Rev. Tribble took his first pastorate at Marshallville Baptist Church where he served for six and half years. He then became pastor of First Baptist Social Circle, GA for the next 27 years. After retiring he held many interims, serving more than 12 churches over the next 19 years. Rev. Tribble received an honorary doctorate degree from the International Bible Institute and Seminary and was Pastor Emeritus at Social Circle First Baptist. Many knew him around the area through his teaching at the Georgia Extension Program during 20 year on staff and served on the Georgia Baptist Conventionâ??s Executive Committee and Vice Chairman of the Administration Committee for several terms. Preaching and teaching in Japan and Hong Kong was a highlight of his career.
Preacher Tribble was loved by many for his kind and compassionate heart. When asked what it took to stay at one church for so many years he replied, “Just Love Them.”
He is survived by his loving wife Mildred of 75 years of marriage. Daughters Denise Bergeland and Kay McLendon, son-in-law Tom McLendon, grandchildren Leslie and Cliff Reeder, Pam Johnson, Scottie and Lauren McLendon and Kelly and Scott Murphy. Great grandchildren: Scott Murphy Jr and wife Hollie, Luke Murphy, Haley Johnson, Lendon Reeder and Leah McLendon. He has two living brothers David and Joe Tribble, sisters-in-law Gillian, Mary Ann and Marsha and many nieces and nephews. His son-in-law Thomas Bergeland, brothers George and Don preceded him in death.Visitation will be held at Meadows Funeral Home in Monroe, GA Friday March 9th from 4:00 pm till 6:00 and 7:00 to 8:00. Funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church Social Circle Saturday March 10th. Visitation will be from 1:00 pm till 2:00 pm in the William Tribble memorial chapel: Service to follow in the sanctuary with interment at Harmony Baptist Church.
Memorials can be made to Social Circle Christian School and St. Judeâ??s Children Research Hospital. Please sign the guestbook online at
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Reposted courtesy of Meadows Funeral Home.

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