WARREN - Blaine Tibbs, 68, passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, surrounded by his family.
He was born July 11, 1945, the son of the late Forest D. and Blanche Tibbs, growing up in the Leavittsburg and Warren area.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Warren.
Blaine loved many things in life; his kids, grandkids, fishing with his grandson Lucas, cooking, camping and telling stories and jokes to his kids and grandkids.
He enjoyed going to have blueberry pancakes with his Missy; trips to Florida and Disney with Liz and Ashley; taking trips to see his baby girl Christina in Michigan; working on cars and going to car shows with his sons Blaine and Chris; old music from the 1950s and 60s as well as country music; and watching old shows on TV like ''Gunsmoke,'' Roy Rogers, John Wayne, Gene Autry and ''The Lone Ranger.''
He was a distant relative of the late Casey Tibbs, rodeo star rider.
He always taught you to fight for what you believed in and never back down from anything or anyone and always to be proud of who you are.
He is survived by his wife, Susan Tibbs, to whom he was married for 43 years; five children, Blaine R. (Stacy) Tibbs of Newton Falls, Elizabeth L. (James Bridgman) Tibbs of Warren, Melissa A. Tibbs of Vienna, Christopher M. (Marcia) Tibbs of Newton Falls and Christina M. (Scott) Wilson of South Lyon, Mich.; eight grandchildren, Ashley Bridgman, Felicia, Steven, Selena and Alex Tibbs, and Lucas Wilson; two stepgrandchildren, Courtney Wiseman and Alyssa W. Davis; two great-grandchildren, William and Little Jimmy; nine brothers; and two sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.
Family and friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Peter Rossi and Son Memorial Chapel in Warren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Church with the Rev. Bernard Schmalzried officiating.
Burial will be in All Souls Cemetery in Bazetta.
Family and friends may visit www.peterrossiandsonfh.com to view this obituary, sign the guestbook and send condolences to the Tibbs family.