Donald “Don” Ray Gribbin, 82, of De Soto, KS passed away Jan. 12, 2019 at Hillside Village Nursing Home, De Soto, KS. Graveside service will be held 1:00 pm Wed., Jan. 16, 2019 at De Soto Cemetery, De Soto, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to De Soto Baptist Church. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111.
Don was born March 16, 1936 in Kansas City, KS to Jessie E. (Cordell) and Joseph Albert Gribbin, Sr. He grew up in Kansas City, KS where he graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1955. He married Judith Kay Swallow on July 31, 1965 in Kansas City, KS. They moved to De Soto in 1971. Don was a pressman for Deluxe Check Printers, Lenexa, KS from which he retired. He was a member of the De Soto Baptist Church and the De Soto Lions Club. Don liked and enjoyed the simple things in life. He enjoyed his rides through the country and his nightly tour of De Soto making sure everyone was in bed. He will be missed by family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Judith; son, Michael Wayne Gribbin; brother, Joseph A. Gribbin, Jr. and sisters: Shirley Jean Weiser, Georgia Marie Hopewell and Virginia Dean Butner. Don is survived by his beloved friend and caregiver Robert Goins and his family: Kendra, Kristanna, Samantha, Seth and Noah.