Erwin John Gribble Sr.

Erwin John Gribble Sr.

OTTO - Erwin John Gribble Sr., 74, of Otto, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Audell and Altha Brackett Gribble. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Mitchell Gribble, and two granddaughters, Jadea and Jori Gregory. 

Erwin worked as a maintenance supervisor for Fruit of the Loom and was a founding member of the Otto Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed building and flying model airplanes. He was a member of the Macon Aero Modelers Club and the Beekeepers Association.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Eloise Cabe Gribble of Otto; two children, Benita Gregory and husband Tony of Franklin and Johnny Gribble and wife Gina of Otto; one brother, Lonnie Gribble and wife Darlene of Franklin; one sister, Shirlene Waldroop of Hayesville; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

A funeral service was held Sunday, May 14 in the chapel of Macon Funeral Home. Bill Williamson officiated. Burial will was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

The family received friends prior to the service at the funeral home.

Pallbearers were members of Otto Volunteer Fire Department. Retired members of Otto VFD and members of the Macon Aero Modelers Club served as honorary pallbearers.

Macon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.Online condolences can be made at

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