Robert Hubbard Kibbe passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015. Robert was born February 2, 1953 in San Antonio, Texas to Robert Hardin and Wyble Lea Hubbard Kibbe. He married Karen Berrey on December 29, 1973. During their 41 years of marriage they were blessed with two children, a son and a daughter.
He was preceded in death by his father and one older brother, Gary Kibbe. He is survived by his wife, son Robert G (Lisa) Kibbe, daughter Rachel (Nick) Williams, grandchildren: Robert T., Kimberly, Joshua and Rebekah Kibbe, Aaron and Grace Williams, his mother, one brother Charles (Margaret) Kibbe, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Robert graduated from Stockdale High School, Howard Payne University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He served as an enlisted Chaplain’s Assistant in the Army and as a Chaplain in the Army Reserve. He also served 20 years as a chaplain with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institution Division. In that capacity, he ministered to the prisoners and staff of seven units.
Bob’s calling in life was to present the gospel and minister to those who are marginalized by society. He also loved working with his hands, crafting many useful and beautiful objects. All who have encountered him recently can testify to his enjoyment of seeing Phil. 1:12 being worked out in his life.
Services are being conducted by Eckols Funeral Home. The visitation will be there on Wednesday, March 25 from 5:00 to 9:00 and a Celebration of his life will be held at the Echols Funeral Chapel on Thursday, March 26 at 10:00 AM with interment at the Kenedy Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, those who would like can give donations to: Forgiven Ministry, Inc. (One Day with God) 200 Macedonia Church Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681; Prison Fellowship, P. O. Box 1550 Merrifield, VA 22116-1550; or the South Texas Children’s Home Ministries, P. O. Box 759 Beeville, TX 78104-0759