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James “Bob” Tibbs Jr.

d. July 7, 2016


James “Bob” Tibbs, Jr., age 59, of Williamsville, lost his courageous 18 month battle with brain cancer at 4:00 PM, Thursday, July 7, 2016, at Memorial Medical Center while surrounded by his loving family.

He was born September 29, 1956, in Lincoln, Illinois, to James “Bob” Tibbs, Sr. and JoAnn (Carter) Tibbs. Bob married Kathy Richardson on September 10, 1977 in Springfield, Illinois, and she survives. The “Apple of Bob’s eye” was their daughter, Tiffany.

Mourning his passing are daughter, Tiffany (Brent) Tibbs Bordenkircher; parents, James “Bob” Tibbs, Sr. and JoAnn (Carter) Tibbs; sister, Debbie Strong; grandchildren, Brock and Brynn Bordenkircher; sister-in-law, Marsha Lemasters; niece, Lori (JD) McTaggart; nephew, Tim (Marcy) Lemasters; niece, Meagan (Brandon) Maurer and four great nieces and one great nephew.

Bob was Director of Maintenance for the Williamsville School District. He was known as “Bus Driver Bob” when he drove the bus as a substitute. He has previously worked at Carter’s Nursery in Williamsville.

His interests were gardening, NHRA racing, feeding birds and fishing. The Grandchildren have been taught the joy of watching the birds and fishing by their beloved Papa.

Visitation will be Sunday, July 10, from 4-7 PM at the Williamsville Jr. High School gymnasium. Services will be Monday, July 11, at 10:30 AM at the Williamsville Methodist Church with Rev. Piscatelli officiating. There will be a short visitation from 10:00-10:30 AM prior to the service.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery near Williamsville.

Memorials can be made to, “Williamsville Fire Department/EMS” or “National Brain Tumor Society.”



  1. We are so sorry to hear about Bobby. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Kevin and Rita Schultz

  2. We are so sorry about the loss of our beloved friend/coworker, Bob. We send our deepest condolences to Kathy, Tiffany, and to his family. Please let us know if there’s something we can do to somehow lessen the pain you feel in your hearts. We hope knowing Bob is pain free and in peach with God, enjoy seeing so many of our angels such as my father, Augie and good friend Jack can help.
    Our love, sympathy, and continued prayers for the Tibbs family. God Bless Mark and Babby

  3. Kathy, Tiffany and Family,
    We are so sorry of Bob’s passing. He was a Super Guy and a Great Supervisor/ Co-Worker, and Friend. He is truly going to me missed by all who knew him. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are here for you if you need anything in the difficult days ahead. Hugs to all.
    Bill, Pat, and Katelyn Fawns

  4. We are so very sorry about Bobby – my parents used to babysit Tiffany quite a bit and loved her so much as well as all the family – Bob and Jo lived across the street from my parents and were so kind and helpful and very special to our family.

    Our love and sympathy go out to the whole family – they have been and will continue to be in our prayers.

    Sincerely, Jeane Elliott Livesey

  5. Our deepest6 love and appreciation go out to Kathy, Tiffany and Brent and their children at the time of their great loss. Bob will be missed and we love you all.

  6. Kathy, I can’t begin to tell you how deeply sorry we are for your loss. Bob was loved by many who now share your sorrow. We pray that the many memories you have of Bob give you the strength and comfort needed to go on each day. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we are here to help anytime.

    With Deep Sorrow,
    Sandy and Chris Walden as well as your fellow classmates from SSHS Class of 1977

  7. To the Tibbs family….my heart aches for your loss of such a wonderful man. Know that you are all being prayed for and that one day…what a reunion! My sincere condolences.

  8. Kathy, Tiffany, & Marsha,
    Thinking of you and your family at such a sad time!
    Rita Brown & Jodi Skeels

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