- September 21, 1918 - October 8, 2012
- Sharpe Community, Kentucky
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“IT WAS AN HONOR AND A PLEASURE TO HAVE MET MR. HIBBS. HE TOLD US OF THE WWII WHEN WE FIRST MET. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY.
1 of 10 | Posted by: JIM, BRENDA, CODY SIMPSON - KY
Eric and I were sorry to hear of the loss of your father. How impressive that he was a Purple Heart recipient! That is something for the...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Sue Fields and Eric West - KY
“We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our prayers.
3 of 10 | Posted by: Steve & Sheila Hawkins - Friends
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My hope and prayer is that God will be with you and your family during this time, and...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Terri (Nelson) Bailey - KY
“Our deepest sympathy is extended to all the family.
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jerry & Paula Bell - Benton, KY
“Roger, Laura and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father Roger. He lived a...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Joyce Baker Baitinger - Benton, KY
Lisa and I are sorry to hear about your Dad. His service to our Country has touched us all.
May God bless you and your Family.
Mike & Lisa ...Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Mike Johnson - Benton, KY
“R.I.P. Papaw. Thanks for teaching us the value of earning an honest living and working hard.
If only I had inherited your amazing ability to do...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Jason Hibbs - Paducah, KY
“Mr. Hibbs lived a long life but not long enough. We can be comforted to know "all those in the memorial tombs will... come out" John 5:28,29...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Zyniell - Friend
“I am so sorry about the lose of your husband and father. He was always a good neighbor to me. I will miss seeing him outside and always working on...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Willodean & "Lily Bell" Berkley - KY
Francis H. Hibbs, age 94, of Benton, KY, died Monday, October 8, 2012, at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah, KY. He was a member of Sharpe Baptist Church. He was a member of the US Army and veteran of WWII. Mr. Hibbs was a purple heart recipient.
He was the son of the late Bill Hibbs and the late Burl (Manley) Hibbs.
He is survived by his wife: Betty (Willis) Hibbs, Benton, KY; Three Daughters: Linda Sledd, Paducah, KY, Mary Bohleber, Gilbertsville, KY, Judith Vied, Del Ray Beach, FL; Four Sons: Stanley Ray Hibbs, Benton, KY, Roger Hibbs, Benton, KY, Hugh Hibbs, Calvert City, KY, Larry Hibbs, Symsonia, KY; 12 Grand Children, and 14 Great-Grand Children.
He was preceded in death by 2 brothers: Roy D. Hibbs, Nathan Hibbs, and 2 sisters: Estil Dawes, and Corine Burden.
Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 492, Benton, KY.
Funeral service will be at Collier Funeral Chapel at 11:00 AM, Thursday, October 11, 2012, Rev. Marlin Mitchell officiating.
Interment with military honors will follow at New Hope Cemetery, Benton, KY.
Visitation will be held between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at Collier Funeral Home.