Robert W. Tribitt, Jr.
Robert W. Tribitt, Jr. passed away unexpectedly February 24, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. Robert was the eldest of five children born to Robert W. Tribitt Sr. and Gloria Tribitt on March 23, 1956. He was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois with his four siblings, Keith, Pam, Kevin, and Patrick.
Robert graduated from Lindbloom Technical High School in Chicago, Illinois in 1974 and later served in the U.S. Marine Corp.
In 1974, Robert married the love of his life, Evelyn Davis, whom he’d known since his high school years. Together they raised five sons on the south side of Chicago, Sean (whom Robert lovingly brought up as his own), Jason, Tim, Robert III, and Daniel. They also had two more children, a baby girl and a son they named Stephan, both died in infancy.
Robert was a talented musician, like all in the Tribitt family, who discovered his musical gifts at an early age. As a teenager he eventually started playing in church, where his love for the Lord grew. Robert used music to share the Gospel and would often caravan throughout the Midwest to evangelize with his friends as a proud member of the gospel singing group, Joy Ensemble. He also served as a musician in several churches in the Chicagoland area.
In 2001, Robert and Evelyn moved to Kansas City, Missouri to start their own ministry, Gospel and Peace Fellowship Church. They ministered throughout the Greater Kansas City area and when they weren’t spreading the Gospel they were serving the State of Kansas as social workers. Robert began his career in social services several decades ago when he worked for the State of Illinois.
In 2005, after 31 years of marriage, Robert laid his wife Evelyn to rest. He remarried, former wife and friend, LaShonda Hembry in 2011. Robert established a loving relationship with her children, Leon and Nadia, and their children.
The way he chose to live his life and lead his family was an example of his deep affection for Christ. Robert recently held the position of Associate Pastor at Victory Temple Christian Life Center. In 2017, he was appointed as the Midwest Regional Chief Adjutant for the Monument International Church Assemblies, Inc. (M.I.C.A.).
Robert’s sons and grandchildren were his pride and joy. He cherished his time with his sons and their families. His grandkids knew him to be fun and the one to let them do whatever they wanted. He and his sons enjoyed meeting up to catch all the latest action movies. In the summer of 2019, he was planning to go on a Tribitt family vacation to Colorado Springs with all of them.
He leaves a legacy of love, laughter, and fatherhood.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert W. Tribitt, Sr. and his wife, Evelyn Joann Tribitt. He is survived by his five sons: Marcus Sean P. Singleton (stepson; Letha), Jason L. Tribitt (Kesha), Jeremy “Tim” L. Tribitt (Cassandra), Robert W. Tribitt III (Autumn), and Daniel E. S. Tribitt (Sheba); his grandchildren: Mia, Jace, Tiara, Chloe, Evely, Myer, Lyora, Joah, Clarke, Tommy and Leigha; his 4 siblings: Keith Tribitt, Sr. (LaTonya), Pamela Tribitt, Kevin Tribitt, and Patrick Tribitt (Diane); his nieces and nephews: Keith Jr., Victoria, Ayana, Kaya, Valencia, Micah, Brandon; and a host of other relatives and friends.
The family would like to thank everyone for their condolences and support.
A public memorial service for Robert will be held at 7pm on Friday, March 8, 2019 at Victory Temple Christian Life Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Robert’s sons will hold a private ceremony at a later date in Chicago, Illinois.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions and condolences may be sent to the family c/o Jason Tribitt, 3545 Forest Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.