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Donald Leroy "Roy" Bibbens

April 11, 1938 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Donald Bibbens Obituary

Donald Leroy Bibbens (“Roy”) passed away peacefully on October 2nd, 2023, at Central Harnett Hospital in Lillington, North Carolina. 

Roy was born and raised in Weedsport, NY, as the eldest of four, with three younger sisters. He graduated in 1957 from the Darrow School in New Lebanon, NY. He attended Trinity College but eventually withdrew for a more adventurous life, traveling to Phoenix, AZ and eventually to New Orleans, LA, where he met his wife of 57 years, Jeanette. Together they moved to Atlanta, GA and then to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where they welcomed their first son, Daniel, in 1967. A work opportunity brought them to Orlando, FL, where Roy worked on the construction of Walt Disney World, and where they welcomed their second son, Darin, in 1969. 

As their two sons grew, Roy was adamant that his children would be raised in the same special village where he was, and the family moved back north to Weedsport. In 1977, their daughter, Bridgid was born. 

Roy was a hard working man with tireless energy. He loved to be of service in his community and helped out in any way he could. Roy never met a stranger and his gregarious personality, knack for storytelling, and quick wit earned him the love and respect of everyone who had the good fortune of knowing him. 

Roy is preceded in death by his parents, Don and Phoebe, his sister Donzelle, and his grandson Alex. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette, sons, Daniel and Darin (Carrie), daughter Bridgid (Jason), cherished granddaughters Gabriela and Alyssa, and sisters Deborah and Priscilla.

The family will be celebrating his life privately. If you would like to pay your respects to him, pay it forward: volunteer in your community, help someone in need. If you’d prefer to make a financial contribution, he would ask you to support dementia research in honor of his wife, Jeanette, through the Dementia Society of America:  PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901, or online


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