Shelia Fry Tribble

Published 11:01 am Friday, February 26, 2016

Mrs. Shelia Lynn Fry Tribble, 67, died peacefully at her home in Mocksville, Feb. 25, 2016, with her family by her side.

She was born Dec. 13, 1948 in Memphis, Tenn., the daughter of Lillie Mae Wooten Fry and the late Noah Verlon “Jack” Fry. In her youth, she loved horses and water skiing and traveled the world.  She barrel-raced horses in rodeos, was asked to try out for the Cypress Garden water ski team, and lived in Trinidad, India and Costa Rica. She met her husband, while attending Florence State University in Florence, Ala., and they were wed on June 13, 1970.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in education in 1970, and they moved to North Carolina in 1973. Her children were born in Winston-Salem and Greensboro in 1974 and 1976. Her passion was teaching and she was a public school teacher for 32 years, 23 in Davie County Schools. She retired from South Davie Middle School in 2009. She coached girls’ basketball and track and was loved by generations of Davie youth. She was a Davie County Teacher of the Year and was proud when her daughter followed her into the teaching profession. She was the daughter of a United States Marine, the wife of an Army Command Sergeant Major, the sister of a United States Marine, and the mother of a U.S. Naval Officer, all of which she was proud. She attended Camp Manna Ministries. She had an infectious personality and never met a stranger. She was loving and caring, and loved a practical joke. She loved spending time with friends, watching Alabama football and Duke basketball, but she loved her grandchildren the most. She spoiled them in every way she could.

Survivors: her husband, Mike Tribble; her mother; a brother, Jimmy Fry (Joann); a daughter, Stacey Tribble-Schott (Rick); a son, Brian Tribble (Whitney); and 6 grandchildren, Burke and Ethan Tribble and Saylor, Sylas, Slayde and Seb Schott.

A funeral service will be conducted at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 2 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Stan Riddle officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, at the funeral home.

Memorials: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for Comprehensive Cancer Center, PO Box 571021, Winston-Salem,   27157.