Larry Donald Gribble, 76, of Forsyth, Montana, passed in the early morning of Saturday, May 15, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana, after a sudden and short illness. Larry was born on February 13, 1945 in Forsyth, Montana, to Howard and Phyllis (Watson) Gribble and married the love of his life Betty Lou (Kiel) July 5, 1963. Larry received his GED in 1989 after caring for his family beginning in the early 1960’s. Larry started working at the Rosebud mine in 1970 until his retirement 37 years later. Larry believed so much in education that he and another co-workers started the “Rosebud Mine Scholarship” in 1994 and is still awarding scholarships today. Larry was also dedicated to the Operating Engineer’s Union as a long time representative in various positions. Besides his professional life, Larry was a dedicated husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a confidant and friend to many. He was always the first to lend a helping hand or ear with a smile on his face. He was a strong believer in life, liberty and freedom; that opinions and civility were important for part of freedom of speech. Survived to honor Larry’s love of life is the love of his life, Betty Lou (Kiel) of 57 years, children Pamela (Pete Christie) of Bay City, Michigan, Howard Gribble (April) of Hardin, Montana, Carol Gribble of Wright, Wyoming, Larry Gribble (Tami) of Centerton, Arkansas, 12 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death are Larry’s mother and father, brother Howard “Butch” Gribble and sister Janet Miller and granddaughter Cassidy Christie. Visitation is Wednesday at Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home, Forsyth, MT, from 2pm-5pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Larry’s name to The Cassidy Christie Memorial Scholarship Fund to Steven’s Funeral home.