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Melvin Jesse Ribelin, Jr.

October 6, 1942 July 3, 2019
Melvin Jesse Ribelin, Jr.
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Melvin Jesse Ribelin, Jr., Known to family and friends as "Mickey", passed away on July, 3, 2019 at the age of 76.
Born in Rowan County on October 6, 1942 to the late Melvin Jesse Ribelin, Sr. and Hilda Barber Ribelin. Mickey was a native of Linwood, NC., and graduated from West Davidson High School in 1960.
Mickey was a retired brakeman/conductor for Norfolk Southern Railroad where he worked for over 33 years and where he received the Gold Harriman Award for safety in 1996.
Mickey is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dorothy Johnson Ribelin of Linwood; one daughter, Donna Ribelin Hutchins and her husband David Hutchins; one son, Melvin Jesse Ribelin, III and his wife Wendy Ribelin; two granddaughters, Brooke Ribelin and Amber Ribelin; one grandson, Dillon Hutchins; one sister, Sandra Lanning
Mickey lived his life the way he wanted. He had a tremendous sense of humor and was the life of the party whenever he was around. Mickey would help others in need as he did for many family and friends and he made many charitable donations to all kind of various societies. Mickey loved his family, especially his grandchildren and was fortunate to live to see all of them graduate from high school. Mickey will be deeply missed by all of his family but they all know that he is not suffering anymore and he is in a better place.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.
Per Mickey's request, no service will be held and anyone that would like to make a donation in the memory of Mickey, can do so by making a donation to one of these charitable places, the American Heart Association, Alheimer's Association, or the American Cancer Society.
Thomas Murray Funersl Service Licensee of Morganton is serving the Ribelin family. 828-757-1000.


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