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In Memory of

James Wesson Tribble

December 1, 1936 - June 13, 2017

Obituary


James Wesson Tribble (Wess) of Katy, Texas began his heavenly journey on June 13, 2017 at the age of eighty. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on December 1, 1936 to William Hardie Tribble and Mildred Pauline Morgan Tribble. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, William "Billie" Hardie and Raymond Lester and his sister, Aurelia Scogin Tribble. Wess is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Sandra Connie Davis Tribble, his daughters, Tisha Connie Smith of West University, Texas and Deidra Lynn Renton of The Woodlands, Texas and his son,...

James Wesson Tribble (Wess) of Katy, Texas began his heavenly journey on June 13, 2017 at the age of eighty. He was born in Corpus Christi, Texas on December 1, 1936 to William Hardie Tribble and Mildred Pauline Morgan Tribble. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, William "Billie" Hardie and Raymond Lester and his sister, Aurelia Scogin Tribble. Wess is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Sandra Connie Davis Tribble, his daughters, Tisha Connie Smith of West University, Texas and Deidra Lynn Renton of The Woodlands, Texas and his son, Wesson Hardie Tribble of Bellaire, Texas, grandchildren, Tyler Benton Tribble, Nicholas James Tribble, Collin Wesson Renton, Cameron Davis Renton, Brennah Richards Blackwelder and Cade Elliott Blackwelder, his sisters, Mildred Elaine Tribble Glenn and Nancy Louise Tribble Summers, and many loving nieces and nephews.

Wess graduated from high school in 1954 from Roy Miller in Corpus Christi, Texas. His hard work and amazing tenor voice earned him a scholarship to Del Mar College which he attended until 1956. In 1958, he earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp. earning the rank of Major and was a member of the Third Marine Expeditionary Unit ordered by President John F. Kennedy to Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.

Wess continued to serve his Country as a Diplomat and U.S. Foreign Service Officer at the U.S. Embassies around the globe including Vientiane, Laos, Nairobi, Kenya, and Cairo, Egypt. His family was always with him during his journeys around the world. Wess was active in his children's school activities and made life-long friends at the American School of Vientiane, Laos and Cairo American College where he served on the School Board.
Wess retired from the Diplomatic Corp in 1981 and returned to Texas where he formed AMEG, an International Consulting and Technical Services Company. He is a proud member of the American Foreign Services Association, Nation Eagle Scout Association, The American Legion, and The Marine Corp League. He is a Master Mason and a member of Lan Xang Lodge No. 1632 of Vientiane, Laos and Bellaire Lodge No. 1336 in Bellaire, Texas.