Dr. Robert Laverne Cribb, age 72, beloved husband of 53 years to Cindy Britt Cribb, died on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at his residence.

Born in Andrews, he was a son of the late Bernice Edward Cribb Sr. and Annie Mae Ray Pugh. He served his country in the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division and was a Vietnam veteran. Dr. Cribb was the founder of On Wings of Praise Ministries. He was a minister and evangelist for many years and did mission work in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. He will be remembered as a devoted and beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend.

In addition to his wife, Cindy, he is survived by two daughters, Christy Lynn Cribb and Melinda Lee Cribb, all of Sumter; one brother, Edward Cribb and his wife, Linda, of Cary, North Carolina; two sisters, Ann Denney and her husband, James, of Mount Pleasant and Eloise Reynolds and her husband, Gordon, of Sumter; four grandchildren, Taylor Cribb McLeod, Morgan Clement, Robyn Cribb and Hunter Clement; and two great-grandchildren, Shayne McLeod and Hannah Grace McLeod.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Mickel Cribb.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday in the Bullock Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Morris officiating. The interment with military honors will be held at noon in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at Bullock Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Crosswell Home for Children, 11 Crosswell Drive, Sumter, SC 29150.

You may go to www.bullockfuneralhome.com and sign the family's guest book.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home for the arrangements.