Nathan Edd Ribelin
Major Nathan Edd Ribelin, 41, of Fort Worth, Texas, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020.
Nathan was born on January 20, 1979, to Rev. Kenneth and Paula Beth Ribelin in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He attended Petal High School and earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Belhaven College.
He joined the Mississippi Army National Guard in 1996. Nathan proudly served his country in various roles during his 24-year career with the Army, where he earned the rank of Major and flew MEDEVAC Black Hawk helicopters. Nathan completed his role as Commander G Co., 1-168 GSAB (MEDEVAC), and transitioned into his most recent role as Battalion Operations Officer. He completed a total of three tours of duty to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. Nathanís many military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, and Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
Outside of his military career, Nathan was the Manager of Customer and Professional Consulting with Quorum Software.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Paula Beth Crump Ribelin.
Nathan is survived by his wife, K.B. Ribelin; children, Calvin, Felicity, Jubilee, and Horatio; father and step-mother, Rev. Kenneth and Nancy Ribelin of Petal, MS; brother Timothy Ribelin, his wife Lauren and their sons Jackson and Grant, of Austin, TX; step-brother Scott Baggett and wife Kimberly of Birmingham, AL; aunt, Joyce Harwood of Albemarle, NC; aunt Marty Crump of Raleigh, NC; uncle John Crump of Raleigh, NC; cousin Chris Harwood and family of Albemarle, NC; cousin Justin Harwood and family of Charlotte, NC.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 P.M. on Monday, October 26, 2020, at Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX. Interment will take place at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, TX. Services will follow at 2:00 P.M. at Birchman Baptist Church in Fort Worth, TX. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Greenwood Funeral Homes in Fort Worth, TX.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, in memory of Nathan.