James R. Hibbetts, 82, of College Station, passed away Friday morning at his country home he loved so much with his family and close friends. A celebration of his life is set for Saturday, November 13, 2010 at Two O’ Clock P.M. at the Christ United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Jerry House officiating. Visitation will be in the Fellowship Hall after the memorial service.
Jim was born on September 13, 1928 in North Zulch, Texas to J. Virgil and Allie Mitchell Hibbetts and was raised in Houston. After graduation from Milby High School, he attended the University of Houston but joined the Navy after one year. While in the Navy in Washington, D.C. he met the love of his life, Ramona, and spent the rest of his life, 55 years and 2 months, with her. After his honorable discharge, they returned to Houston where he finished his degree in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics at the University of Houston.
He started his career with Univac when computers were not cool. Not enjoying sales, he entered the system analysist field of computers and automated Hughes Tool Company’s operation. His reputation went global, having representatives from China and more to see how his system worked. He was then lured by Agency Records Control to run their operation, which gave him the opportunity to move the company to Bryan. He retired from ARC in 1992 as Vice President of Operations and has truly enjoyed his nearly 20 years of retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Ramona, his children, Robert Virgil Hibbetts and wife Valerie, Hollee Ramona and husband Howard Lee Shoemake. Five grandchildren, Austin Robert Hibbetts, Lea Ashton Shoemake, Wesley Hunter Shoemake, Allie Nicole Shoemake and George Travis Shoemake. These guys were so special and he was so proud of them all. He’s also survived by his sister, Janet Kangers and husband James A. Kangers, of San Diego, California, two nieces, and lots of cousins.
His second family is the Christian Collage Sunday School Class and the Star Bridge Club. His bridge partners were so special even if he couldn’t remember their names.
The family would like to thank the nurses at St. Joseph for the kind care he received and then Hospice Brazos Valley with the home care, and all of the care from friends. Remembrances may be made to Hospice BV, 502 W. 26th, Bryan, Texas 77803 or a charity of your choice. Seven No-Trump.Print This Obituary