Hilbert “Butch” Hibbs, Jr.

1948 – 2024

Hilbert Allen Hibbs, Junior, a long-time resident of Edmond, Oklahoma, died peacefully in his home on Friday, January 12th at the age of 75. Hilbert was known to all his friends and family as Butch. He was born on September 24th, 1948 to Wanda Louise Hibbs (née Ketcher) and Hilbert Allen Hibbs, Sr., in Tulsa. He was the middle child of three between eldest Judy Katherine Gibson (née Hibbs) and youngest Frank Marion Hibbs.

Butch was truly a character. Incredibly charming, funny, and generous; it was impossible to not love him. His work ethic was unparalleled, and he fought hard for himself and for his family. He accomplished many things in his life and helped to build up those around him.

Butch attended Edison High School in Tulsa and graduated in 1968. There he met Pamela Neal Hibbs (née Deardeuff). They married on December 27th, 1972. They had a son, Travis, in 1977 and a daughter, Kendal, in 1983.

Butch owned a construction subcontracting company, Murphy and Hibbs Sealants and Waterproofing. He built a thriving business that was a source of pride and made many connections and friends across the construction industry. He finally retired in 2015 to enjoy time with his grandchildren and loved ones.

Butch enjoyed golf and football, but most of all he loved hunting and fishing. His time spent in nature, whether hunting mallards, geese, deer, or boar, was deeply important to him. Sharing that experience with his family was just as important; the land belonging to his cousin Steve Hibbs, and Steve’s son Chad, was one of Butch’s favorite places to visit. He also traveled regularly to play golf with his friends and took great joy in his group trips to Myrtle Beach.

Butch is survived by his two children, Travis (Stuart Yothers) and Kendal (Cameron Coley), and his two grandchildren, Aurora Hibbs-Coley and Hunter Hibbs-Coley. He is also survived by his ex-wife, Pam, with whom he maintained a lifelong connection.

Services will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Matthews Funeral Home.

9 thoughts on “Hilbert “Butch” Hibbs, Jr.”

  1. My deepest sympathies to Pam, Kendal, and the rest of the family. Butch was a good neighbor.

  2. Butch was a “one of a kind” guy and a good friend. He will be missed and remembered. My sympathy goes out to all of the family.

    Phil Marker

  3. Jerry HIckman, Sr.

    Butch Hibbs, was a honest and good man; it is my pleasure to have known and worked with Butch. May GOD bless him and in piece!

    Jerry Hickman, Sr.

  4. It is my priviledge and honor to have met and to be considered a friend by Butch, some say they broke the mold after Butch was made, I wonder if the mold wasn’t already cracked.
    Rest in peace my friend, and to your family, May the peace that passes all understanding be yours, now and forever more.

  5. Butch will never be forgotten it always missed. We love him deeply and I will miss our special time we had when you as able to stay with him during work trips.

  6. Judge Terry McBride

    I knew Butch since we were at Edison Jr/Sr High school. He was a good friend and very popular. Throughout the years we would have occasional contact and he was always the same friend as when we were young. Butch was a great guy and if he was your friend (as he was to nearly everyone who got to know him) then he was a friend for life. My sympathies to family and all his other friends. His passing leaves an empty place in the world and I am sorry to see him go.

  7. Butch truly had a heart of gold. 💛 He had the Hibbs way about him, a bear at times but in reality a teddy bear. He
    loved my family, their families and their friends he was more than just an Uncle. We cherished the time we spent with him. He will be missed. Much love always. Fly high Butchie!

  8. Butch is my Brother-in-law, but we grew up together, and I always have felt he truly was my Brother.
    We met when I started dating his older Sister, Judy, who later became my wife.
    We have been family for over 60 years.
    Now they are peacefully together in Heaven and that gives me peace, as well.
    God has a plan for us all and I know we will be together again.
    Keep smilin’ Brother, just like you are in this picture.

  9. Kathy Winslett

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your Dad.
    Kendal you and Travis have beautiful memories of and with your Dad to last a lifetime 😇
    Keeping your family lifted up in 🙏🏽

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