Thomas E. Cribbs, 72, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017, at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.
Born in Bulloch County to Thomas Ivey and Laura Ruth Cribbs, he was a major with the Hinesville Police Department until his retirement in 2016 after 41 years of service to the community. Major Cribbs was a graduate of the FBI and GBI Academies. He worked for the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office for 6 ½ years, becoming the first GA
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Rita Cribbs Page.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Dowd Cribbs; daughter, Tina Cribbs Chavis of Dublin; granddaughter, Laura Chavis; former wife and special friend, Shirley Cribbs of Dublin; sister, Clara Morrison of Pembroke; a host of nieces and nephews; and his furry friends, Mocha and Kahlua.
Visitation will be 4-8 pm, Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. The funeral will be held at
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the American Heart Association (ww.Heart.org), the American Kidney Foundation (Kidney.org), or the American Diabetes Foundation (diabetes.org) are requested.
Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.carteroglethorpe.com.To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Major Thomas E. Cribbs (HPD, retired), please visit our flower store.