Richard W. Wible, Jr.
Richard W. Wible, Jr., 81, of Cochranton, went to heaven to be with his children and his Lord on Sunday, May 15th at 12:35 p.m. at Sugar Creek Station in Franklin. Born December 21st, 1934 in Franklin, Richard was the son of the late Richard W. Sr., and Esther Perry Wible. On April 20, 1974, Richard married Linda S. Miller, who survives. Richard was a Korean-era US Army veteran. He worked as a truck driver for Pennzoil, where he retired in 1999, after 25 years with the company. Richard was a member of the Barkeyville United Methodist Church and started the Truck Driver Ministry. He was a lay speaker and local pastor for the United Methodist Church, serving the Palmer, Shermansville, and Dicksonburg congregations. In his spare time, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. Richard is survived by his wife, Linda "Ann"; his son, Larry Wible, of Franklin; his daughter, Cindy Wible, and her husband, Christian Brechbuchler, of Franklin; and his daughter, Wendy Knight, and her husband, Steve, of Franklin. Richard is also survived by his grandchildren: Bridget Wood, and her husband, James, of Franklin; Stephanie Knight of Franklin; Thomas Brechbuchler of Franklin; and Maryanne Nash of Texas; as well as his five great-grandchildren: Tyus Wood, Jalen Wood, Alexis McVay, Aubrey Knight, and Alena Philips; who lovingly referred to him as "Papa Apple." Richard is further survived by his brothers, Ed Wible, and his daughter, Liz, of CA; and Carl Wible of Franklin; as well as several nieces and nephews. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, William Wible; his daughter, Lisa Wible; and his son, Eric Wible. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the V.E.T.S. Honor Guard, PO Box 137, Franklin, PA 16323. Friends and family will be received at the Gardinier Funeral Home, Inc., 1315 Chestnut Street in Franklin, on Wednesday, May 18th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 19th at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Kent Haines officiating, assisted by James Wood. Interment will be held at New Lebanon Cemetery in Sandy Lake. To send online condolences, flowers, cards, or for further information, family and friends are invited to visit www.gardinierfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 16, 2016

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