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Jack W. Tibbs, Jr., 60, of Paris died Saturday Aug. 11, 2012 at the Dallas VA Hospital. Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home will conduct graveside services at 10:00 a.m. Thursday Aug. 17th at Hopewell cemetery with Rev. Robert Myre officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday 7-8 p.m.
He was born July 14, 1952 in Shawnee, OK a son of Jack Wendell Tibbs, Sr. and Betty E. McCullough Tibbs. He married Martha McFadden in Texarkana, AR on July 23, 2007. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Marines as Staff Sgt. in communications and received the Samuel B. Morse award for morse code and was stationed in thePanama Canal. He was a carpenter.
He was preceded in death by his father Jack Tibbs and step-father Jack Flynn; sisters Cynthia Gonzales and Connie Youngblood.
Survivors include his wife Martha; children Shona Tibbs of Paris, Lena Tibbs Latimer and husband Gary of Paris, Julie Peralta and husband Ruben of Powderly, Kate Tibbs DeMott and husband Dan of Paris, Delia Tibbs of Lubbock, step-daughter LaShaunda Jones; mother Betty Flynn of Paris; Grandchildren, Brian Smith, Steven Smith, Timothy Dwiggins, Kara Neel, Serenity Neel, Nicholas Neel, Colton, Kelsey, and Alex Latimer, Chayanne, Felix, Ycielio and Elias Peralta, Gavin Gunn, Maribel and Jose Herrera, Baby Maricela; 9 Great Grandchildren; brothers and sisters Sue Steffey, Donald Flynn, Bobby Flynn, Elaine Carr, Cindy Cox and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Pallbearers will be Steven Edwards, Steve Edwards, Billy Ray Allen, Dell Boswell, Ray Jones, and Wesley Chappell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Wayne Anderson, Jason Chappell, Gary Latimer, Jeremy Carr, Phillip Chappell and Patrick O’Neal.
Online condolences may be made at www.fry-gibbs.com.
Bright-Holland Funeral Home has scheduled services for 4:00 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16th, at the Clarksville Church of God with Rev. Ethel Elrod and Rev. Mitchell White officiating. Burial will follow in Kanawha Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 – 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Mrs. McCarver, the daughter of Joe & Melvina Bryant Gallander, was born March 28, 1925, in Soper, OK. She became a member of the Clarksville Church of God in 1987, and remained a member until her death. She loved to fish, cook, sew, and especially take care of children.
She married Tom McCarver on July 9, 1940, building fifty-three years of family and memories before his death on Oct. 19, 1993. She was also preceded in death by two children, Tommy Myrl McCarver and Anthony Frazier, two grandchildren, Chris Leffel and Deissrae D. McCarver and one great grandson, Jeffery Gaines.
Survivors include four children, Bobby Joe McCarver & wife Margie of Denison, Thomas McCarver & wife Debbie of Clarksville, Jeanette White & husband Mitchell of Paris and Annie McCarver of Clarksville, 16 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren, 19 great great grandchildren, one sister, Mary Jo Nailing along with a host of friends.
Casket bearers will be: Tim Gallander, Doug Graham, Brayden White, Bobby McCarver, Thomas McCarver and Terry Frazier.
To leave a message or tribute for the family please visit www.brighthollandfuneralhome.com.
Ron was born inHarbor Beach,Michiganon January 22, 1943. He was a graduate from Paris High School and East Texas State University. Ronald was a retired District manager for TP&L and TXU Corporation. He began his career in 1965 and was a loyal employee for over 32 years before retiring in 1997.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, Dr. Ronald Prince, Roberta Lewis Prince and his sister Joye Prince. Survivors include his daughter, Stacey Prince Malone, son-in-law Mark Malone, grandchildren Ashley Malone, Parker Malone and Macey Malone all of Austin, Texas; as well as uncles, aunts and many cousins.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Thursday August 16th at Evergreen Cemetery with Dr. Tommy Turner of the First Baptist Church of Paris officiating.
The family would like to take this opportunity to thank the countless friends of Ronald’s that lent their care and support throughout his illness. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society are requested.