Rex N. “Skip” Gribble
We at Powerhouse Mechanical Repair regret to inform customers, vendors and friends of the passing of Rex “Skip” Gribble, Jr.
Skip was a great person and valuable partner. All who knew him were aware of his integrity and the respect he had for his fellow man, both personally and in business. He will be sorely missed.
As some of you may know, Skip struggled with illness over the last year, and was ultimately unable to keep up what was an extremely valiant fight and eventually succumbed to the illness on 12/03/15.
Skip’s grandfather started ‘Charlotte Machine Company’ (circa 1914), which was and remains the oldest surviving business of its type in Mecklenburg County. Skip and the rest of Charlotte Machine Co. joined forces with Powerhouse in 2007 to build a synergy that benefited both companies in a struggling economy.
Skip was a major force in growing a business when most were scaling back or shutting the doors. He will be remembered as an honest, steadfast man in his beliefs, while living in a society of changing values.
In the interim at PMR/Charlotte Machine, Skip’s duties to his customer base will be adeptly taken on by Tim Hughes, a longtime employee of Charlotte Machine and good friend.
Our condolences go out to the Gribble family, as a shining star has passed over the horizon… -Joe Smith
Some Sentiments from your Friends and Co-Workers:
It was the utmost joy to work with Mr. Skip. He always made his rounds around the shop to see how everyone was doing every day. – Ernest Tucker
You will be forever in our hearts and you will be missed greatly. It has been an honor to know you. -Kevin Green
When we count our blessings, we count Skip twice. -Anonymous
I’ve worked for Skip 32 years and I never had a harsh word spoken to me or anyone else. I wish I could say the same for myself! -Cliff Carpenter
Skip was one of the best human beings I have ever met. He lived his life doing the right thing without calling attention to it. I consider myself lucky to have known him as long as I did and will do my best to recall his always calm demeanor. He taught without teaching- something we should all strive to do. -Chris Grice
I never spent a lot of time with Skip, but the little and short time I did, I knew he was a good, kind, Godly man. He always had a smile and a “how are you and the family doing?” and that meant a lot to me. He is a loved and very much respected man. I know he’s going to a better place and I look forward to seeing him again. God is good! -Todd Alexander
Skip, we are all better people with you in our lives. You are and will be remembered with great fondness and love. Thank you for the touch you’ve given us. -Michele Fronzaglia
It was a pleasure to know and work with Mr. Skip Gribble for nearly 5 years at Powerhouse Mechanical Repair. He was a tremendous example of a caring, gracious and kind man. Even in the midst of his suffering he continued to minimize his pain and instead show interest and care for others including my own family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of great loss. John 11:25-26 -Mark Reese
I knew Skip as a kind, gentle man with a loving family who enjoyed a fulfilling life. A gift from God. I will remember him as such. -Charlie Archer