Dr. Terry J. Dibble, Ph.D., age 79, Milligan College, Tennessee, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center due to complications from pneumonia.
Born March 1, 1934, to George Riley Dibble and Margaret Catherine LeRock Dibble in Alton, Ks. In addition to his to parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Fran Dibble.
Dr. Dibble was a retired Professor from Milligan College, where he taught Humanities for 29 years.
He received a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska and completed his undergraduate studies at Fort Hays, Kansas.
Dr. Dibble was an avid reader, scholar, loved games and puzzles and had become quite fond of playing games and communicating on his Kindle.
Dr. Dibble is survived by wife, Katherine Dibble; one daughter Sheryl Garland and husband, Leroy; Three grandchildren, Heather Phipps, Stephan Phipps and wife, Jessica, and Correy Garland; 4 Great Grandchildren, Hailie, Mason, Caleb and Aiden; one sister, Jane Moore and husband, Delbert; two brothers, Danny and wife, Connie Dibble, and Joe Dibble; Nephews, Darin Nelson, Dorin Nelson and Sean Dibble; niece, Daphne Dibble; and families.
A Memorial Service honoring his life will be held on Tuesday, July 9th, at 7:00 PM at Hopwood Christian Church on the Milligan College campus.
Receiving of Friends will be at 6:00.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Hopwood Christian Church, PO Box 149, Milligan College 37682; or Milligan College, Milligan College 37682.
Dr. Dibble has donated his body to the Anthropological Science Department, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
Dr. Dibble was a beloved teacher, mentor, friend and family member. Words cannot express our loss.
Condolences may be sent to the Dibble family online at www.dillow-taylor.com.
Dillow-Taylor Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Jonesborough, TN; 423-753-3821