William Larry Cribb

Published 2:16 am Monday, September 30, 2019

BRANCHVILLE — William Larry Cribb, 77, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, in Courtland Health and Rehabilitation Center.

William Larry Cribb

Larry was born in Travelers Rest, South Carolina, and was a son of the late Rev. Luther Gerald Cribb Sr. and Jessie Saunders Cribb, and was also predeceased by a brother, Luther Gerald Cribb Jr.

He spent four years (1960-1964) in the United States Air Force. It was during this time that Larry felt God calling him into the gospel ministry. After leaving the Air Force, he graduated from North Greenville Junior College in Tigerville, South Carolina (1966); Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee (1967); and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina (1971).

He served as pastor of Lasker Baptist Church, Lasker, North Carolina (1969-1972), and Black Creek Baptist Church, Franklin, Virginia (1972-1977).

Larry spent 32 years working for Deerfield Correctional Center, Southampton Correctional Center and Southampton Detention Center as a counselor and probation officer (1978-2010).

He served for 32 years as a bi-vocational minister of Burdette Baptist Church in Burdette, Virginia. His last pastorate was Margarettsville Baptist Church in Margarettsville, North Carolina.

Larry was a 25-year member of the Virginia National Guard retiring with the rank of major.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Mary Sue Cribb; a daughter, Susan Marie Cribb Westbrook (David) of Oxford, North Carolina; a son, William Kevin Cribb (Kim) of Suffolk; a sister, Sylvia C. Kirby of Boone, North Carolina; two brothers, Leslie Jerome Cribb (Jan) of Anderson, South Carolina; and Don Michael Cribb (Ann) of Walterboro, South Carolina; four grandchildren, Emily Chapel Westbrook, Mary Keats Westbrook, Liam Evin Cribb and Marlee Jo Carol Cribb.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, with Pastor Bob Deacon officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Severn Cemetery, Severn, North Carolina.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home, and suggests that memorial donations be made to Boykins Volunteer Rescue Squad.