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James McConville Gribble

September 22, 1923 May 18, 2019
James McConville Gribble
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James McConville Gribble, age 95, died peacefully on May 18, 2019, at the Gardens of Bellaire in Bellaire, Texas.
A native of Sherman, Texas, he moved to Houston in 1954, where he had a successful career as a civil engineer. He served as president of Warrior Constructors for many years, retiring in 1986. He subsequently began a consulting practice that lasted 20 years.
Born September 22, 1923, he was the youngest child of Clara Elizabeth and Archibald Tyner Gribble. He attended Sherman High School, then Austin College for two years before completing his Bachelor of Science in civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin in 1944. On February 6, 1954, he married Eleanor Neeley at Christ the King Catholic Church in Dallas, Texas.
He was proud of being a life-long tennis player—continuing to play until his 80s. He was an Eagle Scout in his youth. He spent many years in the US Navy, including ROTC at the University of Texas, deployment during World War II in the Seabees, stationed in North Africa, Cuba, and Japan. He later served during the Korean War.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sisters Wheaton Gribble Doggett and Kathleen Gribble Daniel, and brother Frank Hazard Gribble.
Survivors include his children Leslie Gribble Brown, Houston, Texas, Jay Gribble, Washington, DC, Nancy Gribble-Tay, Georgetown, Texas; grandchildren Tess Brown Helvenston, Chris Gribble Brown of Houston, and Simone Claire Tay and Gisele Nicole Tay of Georgetown, Texas; and great-grandson Colin Browne Helvenston.
The family will receive visitors on Thursday, May 23, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Miller Funeral Chapel, 7723 Beechnut, Houston, TX 77074. A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery, 12800 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077.
The family wishes to express their gratitude and appreciation for the cheerful, loving care given to Jim by the staff at the Gardens of Bellaire during the last year of his life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at

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4:00 PM 5/23/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/23/2019 7:00:00 PM
Miller Funeral Services

7723 Beechnut St
Houston, TX 77074

Miller Funeral Services
7723 Beechnut St Houston 77074 TX
United States





11:00 AM 5/24/2019 11:00:00 AM
Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery

12800 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77077

Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery
12800 Westheimer Rd Houston 77077 TX
United States

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Forest Park Westheimer Cemetery Final Resting Place

12800 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77077

12800 Westheimer Rd Houston 77077 TX
United States

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