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Roy Tribbey (01/03/1925 - 09/23/2012)


Roy Elwood Tribbey, 87 of Bryan, Texas, passed from this life on September 23, 2012.

A memorial service will be held in Roy's honor on Saturday, October 13, 10:00 AM at Coulter Field. Roy had been a flight instructor for the U.S. Air Force and a crop duster for Putz Aeral Service, as well as a manager at Coulter Field from 1967-1990. He also built hangers at Hearne Airport and at Coulter Field. He also has been awarded The Charles Taylor "Master Mechanic" Award from the FAA.

Roy is preceded in death by parents, Ralph & Jennie Tribbey, one brother, Dale Tribbey, son, James Tribbey and wife, Joan Tribbey.

He is survived by his son, Dean Tribbey and wife, Donna, granddaughter, Tiffany Tribbey, two sisters, Lois and Faith in Wisconsin, one sister, Ruth in Oklahoma, one brother, Glenn in Michigan and his ex-wife, Marilyn Koehler.

All who flew in the Brazos Valley knew Roy Tribbey. He was an aviation icon for many years in the Brazos Valley. He was a valued friend, great aviation mentor, trusted mechanic, and an all around good guy. He will be sorely missed by all of us.