Jerry Don Hibdon

Jerry Don Hibdon, 73, of Amarillo, TX died Friday, February 5, 2021.

A memorial will be held at a later date.  Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

Jerry was born June 5, 1947, in San Antonio, TX to Oscar Leroy and Joyce Hibdon.  He honorably served his country for two years in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

Jerry worked as a master carpenter for much of his career.  He spent his final 10 years working for the City of Amarillo as a building inspector, retiring in 2016.  Jerry also was a 32nd Degree Mason.

Jerry Don Hibdon
Jerry Don Hibdon

He was preceded in death by a son, Tommy Don Hibdon; his father Oscar Leroy Hibdon; two sisters, Bonnie and Darlene; a brother, Roger Dale Hibdon; and a nephew, Raymond Laney.

Survivors include his wife Heidi Hibdon, of Amarillo, TX; sons, Tracy Hibdon, and Shawn Hibdon, both of Lubbock, TX, George Hibdon and wife Lynsey of Clackamas, OR, and Anthony Hibdon, of Tulia, TX; a daughter, Stephanie Kuepper and husband Michael Fongers, of Grapevine, TX; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Cooper, Mykayla, Riley, Polly, and expecting Dax Hibdon very soon; his mom, Joyce Tatum Hibdon, of Lubbock, TX; two brothers, David Hibdon and Jurrell Hibdon, both of Lubbock, TX; and two sisters, Beverly Hibdon and Linda Hibdon, both of Lubbock, TX.

7 Replies to “Jerry Don Hibdon”

  1. Jerry Don was his own man ! I grew to really appreciate his skills and understanding of carpentry and construction by being able to work intimately beside him as a building inspector for the City Of Amarillo. He was a very good friend , who comes from a great Texas legacy. He loved his family dearly and if you were his friend he had your back. I am very appreciative of his answering the call to serve our country in Vietnam . His unit 1st Cavalry suffered the highest casulty loss of any other unit. He was in country at the worst time from 68-69. I used to tell new contractors who had heard of Jerry”s reputation to be tough especially on new guys. that all they needed for a little grace was some hard candy and that would sweeten him up enough that even if you failed your inspection he would stop and explain what you needed to do . They were always amazed when I’d see them again and ask how the candy worked with Jerry. He was an awesome friend and every time I remember him I will pray for his wife Heidi. She loved him dearly as did he her ! RIP my friend and brother.


  3. It was my privilege to work with Jerry. He and have the same sarcastic sense of humor, and sometimes that got us through the trials of working for the City! God rest your soul, Jerry Hibdon!

  4. He taught me to do cartwheels and walk on my hands. He convinced me to jump off of roofs and was there to catch me. He bought me my first wine. He was there when I had my surgeries and my babies. He was my big brother. I will miss him.

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