, Port Arthur, Texas

June 13, 2013

Robert Charles "Sib" Sibley

The Port Arthur News

TYLER —    Services for Robert Charles “Sib” Sibley, 75, of Tyler, will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at 10:30 AM at Stewart Family Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Luna officiating.

   Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Tyler under the direction of Stewart Family Funeral Home.

   Mr. Sibley passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, is now resting in the arms of his Lord and Savior.

   He was born July 4, 1937 in Nederland to William C. and Mayme Harrison Sibley.  

Sib has been a member of Pollard United Methodist church since 1967. He graduated from Nederland High School in 1955 and from Stephen F. Austin University in 1960 with a Bachelors degree in Science.

   Sib was a pharmaceutical sales representative for 20 years and where he received numerous awards. He also was an independent insurance agent for over 25 years before retiring in 2011.  He loved his family, grandchildren, his farm and his cattle. He enjoyed the camaraderie of hunting with friends, but preferred to not actually shoot anything.

   Sib was a person who loved life and considered everyone a friend.  He was best known for his sense of humor and always had an unending supply of funny jokes and stories. He accumulated these stories over a lifetime shared with interesting friends, loving family and amazing characters.

   Sib had a big heart and was always ready to help those in need, whether friends in a tight spot or a complete stranger needing a helping hand.  He was a man of character who will be sorely missed by everyone who had the pleasure to know him.

In addition to his parents Sib was preceded in death by son, Wade Sibley and sister, Dorothy Sibley Greene.

   He is survived by his loving family including his wife of 53 years, Lawana Harper Sibley of Tyler; daughters, Sally Bridges and husband Jim of Prosper and Jill Riggs and husband Mark of Henderson; five grandchildren, Cameron Sibley and Abigail Grace Bridges of Prosper, Steven Lance Burt of Longview, Randy Warren Burt of Victoria and David Glenn Burt of Lindale; step-grandchildren, Kyle Riggs and wife Jessica, Jessica Pierson and husband Jason both of Kilgore;  brothers, Tyrus Sibley and wife Sue, Don Sibley and wife Dot both of Shreveport, Louisiana, Joe Sibley and wife Darlene, of Paris, California and Richard Sibley and wife Charlotte and Glenn Sibley, all of Nederland.

   Visitation is scheduled from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, June 14, 2013 at Stewart Family Funeral Home, 7525 Old Jacksonville Highway, in Tyler.

If desired, memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Hospital/Texas Heart Institution, 6720 Bertner Ave., Houston, TX 77030.