Monday, February 14, 2011

Obituary of Kurt Dibble

Russell Kurt Dibble, 65, of Kingsport graduated to Heaven on Sunday February 13, 2011 at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center.

He had spent the last 39 years in Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF).

He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell Spencer and Elsa T. (Osberg) Dibble; his sister, Mary Elizabeth Dibble in 2003.He is survived by his wife, Marsha R. Dibble of Kingsport; his daughter, Laura Renee’ Dibble of Winston-Salem, NC; his son, Klinton Spencer Dibble and wife, Jeanette of Sherrills Ford, NC; four grandchildren, Breanna Jeanette Dibble, Klinton Spencer Dibble, Jr., Jordan Chase Mayo and Conner Brice Mayo; three sister, Grace Harms, of Ontario, Canada, Carol Anderson of Surgoinsville, TN and Adeline Carver of Pennington Gap, VA; one brother, Merton Dibble of Kingsport; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7 pm on Wednesday February 16, 2011 at Cedar View Independent Methodist Church, Gibson Mill Road, Kingsport. A service will follow at 7 pm at the church with Dr. Jim Fields, Rev. Arthur Branscomb, Rev. Donnie Anderson and Rev. Don Samples officiating. Music will be provided by The Anderson Brothers.

A graveside services will be held at 10 am on Thursday February 17, 2011 at East Lawn Memorial Park. Family and friends who wish to attend are asked to meet at the cemetery at 9:55 am.

Pallbearers will be Sean Anderson, Tim Mayo, Tim Whitter, Clay Barcus, Matthew Wyatt and Tony Floyd.

Memorials may be sent to Wonder Books for CEF, Robert Gower, 4001 Rock Quary Road, Raleigh, NC, 27610-5238.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Prayer Request for Kurt Dibble Family

Thank you for praying for Kurt Dibble during his recent illness.

I have received word from Pastor J. W. Depew that Kurt Dibble passed into the presence of the Lord this morning. Kurt had suffered a massive heart attack almost two weeks ago and had been in intensive care since the incident.

Kurt had been involved in church planting, pastoring, children's work and ministry of all types all of his life having been born into a missionary family. He and his wife Marsha were with Bancroft Gospel Ministry for a short time, but spent most of their lives working with Child Evangelism Fellowship. Kurt was an Elder in the Evangelical Methodist Church. He was also an accomplished musician and was active in leading music in many churches during his lifetime. He and Marsha were often called on to provide special music in revival and conference meetings.

Kurt had a heart for the children and a heart for the lost of any age. He will be missed by those he ministered to and those he ministered with.

Please pray for God's special grace for Marsha and the family.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Prayer Request - Kurt Dibble


Marsha Dibble has reported that the Doctors have been unable to remove the breathing apparatus that they had hoped to remove by Monday. Kurt is having a difficult time with breathing. Please continue to pray.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Prayer Request - Kurt Dibble

Prayer Request:

Kurt Dibble, long-time missionary with Child Evangelism Fellowship and helper in various congregations, suffered a major heart attack last Monday. He is still in intensive care on a ventilator. His wife, Marsha, reported last night that they hope to try to remove the ventilator today or tomorrow. The fact that he has survived since the heart attack is amazing and only due to God's grace. She asks that we pray for the Lord to allow an easy transition from the use of the breathing apparatus to Kurt breathing on his own and that the Lord would raise him up from this life threatening situation.

Thank you for praying.