On the evening of July 10, AD 2020, our sovereign God and Savior in His wisdom and goodness, called home to Himself, His servant, Mr. Roy Lavern Reiber, age 89 years.
Roy Reiber was born on March 25, AD 1931, in Campbell, Nebraska, during a snow storm. He is preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Dora Reiber, two brothers Reuben and Alvin Reiber, and two sisters Rose Robertson and Freda Meyer. He is survived by Carol his loving and faithful wife of 69 years, his sons, Scott Reiber and his wife Gwen, Craig Reiber and his wife Michelle, and his daughter Christi Pratt and her husband Gary; His six grandchildren Nicholas Reiber, Anna Malcolm, Derrick Reiber, Alex Pratt, Emily Pratt, and Abbi Pratt; and two great grandchildren Scott and Molly Grace Reiber.
Mr. Reiber faithfully served his country in the United States Army and his community for 40 years with the city of Lakeland Electric and Water Department as Supervisor of Maintenance.
Roy Reiber provided dedicated spiritual leadership in his home and in Covenant Presbyterian Church where he served as a Deacon and then an Elder.
Roy Reiber was a loving and faithful husband of his wife Carol celebrating 69 years of marriage this past May, 2020.
Our father was a kind, gentle man who set an exemplary pattern for his children and grandchildren in his faith, work ethic, and wisdom. We are deeply thankful to the Lord for the godly example and heritage by a loving husband, faithful father, wise grandfather, and servant of our Lord Jesus Christ. Until the day in which we join the host of the redeemed in glory we hold his legacy close to our hearts.
A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, July 15th at 10:30 A.M. at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 210 Poppell Drive, Lakeland, FL 33813.
The family wishes to extend its heartfelt thanks to all for the expressions of love and prayers for us during this time.
Pallbearers, Grand Children, and Great Grand Child – Alex Pratt, Emily Pratt, Abbi Pratt, Derrick Reiber, Nicholas Reiber, and Scott Reiber
Memorials may be directed to Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.