James Robert “Bob” Tibbs Sr., age 87, of Williamsville, passed away on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, near Elkhart.

He was born April 17, 1933, in Middletown, to Cecil Tibbs and Lucinda Kurtz Tibbs. Bob married Jo Anne Carter December 25, 1953, in Middletown, and she survives.

Mourning his passing is daughter Debbie Strong; daughter-in-law Kathy Richardson Tibbs; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother Harry (Jonie) Tibbs, of Lincoln;  several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, and their extended families.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Paul Tibbs of Metamora and Ed Tibbs of Middletown, and his son Bob Tibbs Jr. of Williamsville.

He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a member of the Riverton-Lavely Lodge No. 786.  Bob worked for Stetson China in Lincoln and Williamsville Lumber Yard before retiring from Patterson Brothers Oil Co., in Williamsville after 26 years. Upon retirement from Patterson Brothers, he mowed for the Village of Williamsville.  

Private graveside services were Monday, November 16, 2020 at Walnut Hill Cemetery, near Williamsville, with Pastor Shane Sims officiating. Memorials may be made to Country Lane Memory Care in Riverton or the Alzheimer’s Association.

In light of the current COVID-19 circumstances, the family plans to hold a Celebration of Life event at a more appropriately deemed time.