Charles Thomas “Tommy” Pribble, age 64, of Centralia, Illinois, passed away at 6:30 P.M. on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at his home in Centralia, Illinois, with his loving family by his side. He was born on May 28, 1957, in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of Sandy and Sara Marie (Rogers) Sanderson. He married Cindy Willis and they later divorced.
Tommy is survived by his loving family; daughters, Sarah Cook and husband Jason of Fletcher, Oklahoma, and Carolyn Pribble and significant other Jacob Heern of Centralia, Illinois; love of his life, Shelonda Shackleford of Centralia, Illinois; stepdaughters, Jaleaha Shackleford and Trinity Shackleford of Centralia, Illinois; grandchildren, Logan Wiseman, Hannah Kennedy, Dylan Beasley, Kaiden Pribble, Abigail Cook, Elizabeth Cook, and Gabriel Burket; great-grandson, Michael Burket; brothers, Billy Pribble of Jacksonville, Florida, and Donnie Pribble and wife Mary of Jacksonville, Florida; sister, Mary Irene Capo and husband Willis of Florida: two nieces, including Melissa Pribble; one nephew; and two great-nieces.
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, Sandy Sanderson and Sara Sanderson; and baby son, Lawson Pribble.
Tommy was of the Baptist Faith. He was a Green Beret with the U.S. Army, proudly serving his country during the Vietnam War. He was a jack-of-all trades, as he was all about driving his truck and working on vehicles. He knew everything about cars. He would take on the maintenance of a vehicle when there was a mystery as to why the vehicle wasn’t performing right and he could tell the trouble with a vehicle by the sounds it made. The maintenance of a car was so important to him, he made sure to teach his daughters everything he knew about them. Tommy got along with everyone he met throughout his life, and he was a big flirt, no matter the age of the lady – if she were 18 or 80. Even though Tommy was small in nature, he could still whoop you and he was very protective of his daughters. He enjoyed working on puzzles, playing solitaire, and eating leftovers, never letting them go to waste. He cherished the time he spent with his loved ones. He loved his grandchildren, and he would watch the videos of his grandchildren that they sent him over and over.
Tommy dedicated his life to driving a semi-trailer truck over the road and he was employed with Harvey Trucking Services in Indianapolis, Indiana, and was formerly employed with Valley Trucking Services in Minnesota, Anderson Trucking Services (ATS) in Minnesota, Earl L. Henderson Trucking in Salem, Illinois, and Miller Trucking Company. Tommy was also a dedicated mechanic, who was employed at Doug Loy’s Auto Center in Centralia, Illinois, and previously employed at Centralia Collison in Centralia, Illinois, and Ken’s Auto Repair in Centralia, Illinois. He lived in Centralia, Illinois, for the last ten years of his life, formerly living in Arlington, Texas, and Jacksonville, Florida.
It was the wishes of Mr. Charles Thomas “Tommy” Pribble to leave this world quietly with no public visitation or service. Tommy loved driving his truck out on the road, so his family will share his cremated remains on the road he loved to travel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Tommy’s honor to the Disabled American Veterans or American Cancer Society and may be received by the Moran Queen-Boggs Funeral Home at 134 South Elm Street in Centralia, Illinois 62801. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, or share memories with Mr. Pribble’s family at www.moranfuneralhome.net.
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