Ruble L. Tibbs, 77, of Weirton, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at his home. Born November 2, 1935 in Pughtown, WV, he was a son of the late Francis Ruble and Ora Powell Tibbs. He was also preceded in death by his son Melvin G. Tibbs, brothers Billy Gene and Oval Tibbs and sisters Phyllis McCoy and Merle Tibbs. For 21 years, including the Korean War and two tours in Vietnam, Mr. Tibbs served as Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. After his military retirement, he worked as an installer and linesman for Times Mirror Cable. He was a member of the NRA and loved to fish and hunt. He was known as a jack of all trades and, in his free time, enjoyed building puzzles and doll houses. Ruble is survived by his wife DeEtta S. Kester Tibbs of Weirton, whom he married July 16, 1960; son Francis L. Tibbs and his wife Jennifer of Wheeling; daughters Vicki Y. Kurensky and her husband Ricky of Follansbee, WV and Terry J. Farley and her husband Billy of Weirton; brothers Edward Tibbs of Cleveland, OH and Lilburn Tibbs of Fresno, CA; sister Lorraine Southerin Tibbs of New Manchester, WV; grandchildren Lori Burge, Samuel Kurensky, Bradley Kurensky and Sara Farley and great-grandchildren Louis and Lily Burge. Visitation will be held Thursday 5-8 pm at the Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV. Interment will be in The National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

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  1. May the love of God surround you and your family

    during this difficult time May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, may your memories of William

    Rubble L. Tibbs give you peace, comfort and strength…

    Rubble L. Tibbs is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

    † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man

    lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 â€

  2. Dear Ones —

    I once visited your loved one at Liza’s Place; and, during that December 19th visit, he seemed to be content as I sang Christmas hymns and had prayer for him. While I offer my sympathy, I also express my gladness and gratefulness, that he is now free from all illness, pain and suffering.

    May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

    Ever hoping . . .

    Always in Jesus,

    Maryann (Liza’s Place Music Ministry Volunteer)

  3. Frank and Jen , so sorry to hear about your loss . Our heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time . may God surround you all with His loving arms and help guide you during this difficult time !If you need anything or if there’s anything we can do , we’re here for you !!!

  4. this is corinne edward tibbs daudhter niece that live’s in france so sorry to hear that my oncle passed away . Our heartfelt prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time . love you all . corinne and familly

  5. I am renée (PAT) edward s ex wife, i remember leon young pround soldier, i alwayskept in touch with edward asking news of you all, i send you ma condolence may god bless you all

  6. very sad to hear about oncle leon s death, i m little eddie son of edward i send you and the rest of the family ma condolence may god bless you

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