Mr. Floyd George Giebell, Jr., age 94,died Wednesday, April 28, 2004
Mr. Floyd George Giebell, Jr., age 94, of Laurelwood Drive, Wilkesboro, died Wednesday, April 28 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family. Mr. Giebell was born December 10, 1909 in Pennsboro, West Virginia to Floyd and Ora Duty Giebell. He graduated from Salem College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, soon after he was called up to play for the Detroit Tigers from 1939-1941. During the 1940 World Series Pennant Playoffs, Giebell pitched against the Cleveland Indians, clinching the American Pennant to send the Tigers to the 1940 World Series. Giebell.s baseball career was cut short by the draft of World War II, where he served with the United States Coast Guard for 2 years. He later worked in the Quality Control Labs of Weirton Steel until he retired.
Surviving are his loving wife, Helen Mae Button Giebell of 62 years, of the home; one daughter, Sterling Ann Tomlin of Wilkesboro; three grandchildren, Andrea LaCross of Poynor, Texas, Deidre and Mike Stone of Millers Creek, LCDR Stephen and Kim Tomlin of Point of Rocks, Maryland; and six great-grandsons.
He was preceded in death by a son, Sergeant Floyd Stephen Giebell, who was killed in action (1969) in Vietnam.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. The family will be at the home for friends and family. In lieu, of flowers, memorials may be made in the name of Floyd Giebell to UNC-TV, PO Box 14900, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-4900.
Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.