FAYETTEVILLE - Retired Army Capt. William "Bill" Terrell Tibbit, of Fayetteville, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Saturday, March 9, 2013. William was born March 31, 1941, in Texarkana, Texas, to the late Thomas Lee Tibbit and Marguerite Sams Tibbit. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Thomas Gerrell Tibbit. Mr. William T. Tibbit was a Special Forces veteran, who served three tours during the Vietnam War; was decorated for valor; served seven campaigns; and received two Purple Hearts for his honorable service to his country. His dedication continued on in the form of serving as the vice president of Chapter I-XVIII Special Forces Association. He was the past president of the Retired Military Association. Bill was also a life member of the Special Operations Association and the National Order of Battlefield Commissions. Bill is survived by daughter, Kim Tibbit Simmons and husband, Jimmy Simmons, of Parkton; two sons, Terrell Tibbit Jr. and his wife, Denise Tibbit, of Fayetteville, and William "Tyler" Tibbit of Las Vegas; a brother, Bob Tibbit and his wife, Rosie Tibbit, of Midfield, Texas; a granddaughter, Erika Jordan Simmons and fiance, Chris Wright, of Needville, Texas; a grandson, Scott Simmons of Fayetteville; a niece and two nephews; numerous grand-nephews and grand-nieces. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Rogers and Breece Funeral Home in Fayetteville. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Rogers and Breece Funeral Home in Fayetteville. Interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Va., on Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Wounded Warriors Project in memory of Retired Capt. William Terrell Tibbit. Services are entrusted to Rogers and Breece Funeral Home of Fayetteville.
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Published in Fayetteville Observer from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2013