Charles “Ernie” Bibbee, 86, of Mineral Wells, W.Va., passed away on Dec. 28, 2012 at Camden Clark Medical Center, Memorial Campus. He was born Jan. 1, 1926, in Wood Co., W.Va., a son of the late Waldo and Lettie H. Burgy Bibbee. Ernie was a retired truck drive from Midland Grocery with over 34 years of service. He was an avid Hat Collector and loved to make people laugh. He was a member of the Flywheel Association and Sams Creek Baptist Church. He is survived by his son, James “Jim” Bibbee of Davisville, W.Va.; daughter, Brenda Young of South Carolina; special niece, Lisa Bibbee of Mineral Wells; sister, Leatha Wigal of Wadesville, W.Va.; brothers, Vernon Bibbee of Davisville and Tom Bibbee of Washington, W.Va.; grandson, Tim Bibbee (Sarah) of Mineral Wells; granddaughter, Wendy Mundy (Keith) of Parkersburg; grandsons, David Young (Kathy) and Clayton Young (Tammy) both of South Carolina; and several great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Francis Annalee “Annie” Bibbee; sisters, Stella Smith, Myrtle Sams and Ruby Prunty; and brothers, Ray Bibbee and Art Bibbee. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 31 at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, Pike St., south Parkersburg with Pastor Carl Radcliff and Pastor Bob Watkins officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4-8 pm on Sunday and one hour prior to the services on Monday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.lamberttatman.com.
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