Cody Jess Tibbets of Abilene went to be in the arms of Jesus on Friday, January 27, 2023.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at The Hamil Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 3, 2023, at Beltway Park Church, 4009 Beltway South with Jeff Smith officiating. Burial will follow at 1:00 pm in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene.
Cody was born in Clinton, Arkansas on January 24, 1982, to Buddy and Linda Tibbets. He graduated from Rule High School in 2000. Following graduation, he joined the navy and spent time overseas on a nuclear submarine and later as a navy recruiter. He was very proud of serving his country. After returning to Abilene, in 2019, he joined the staff at Broadwind Towers and Heavy Fabrications. He was a dedicated employee and was very proud of his job as a Quality Supervisor, always talking about their latest projects and his work family. Cody spent his free time with his son Bryce and their two dogs. They enjoyed camping and being outdoors. He never missed a chance to hang out with his family and friends.
Cody also had a true servant’s heart and a passion for helping others. He brought many people to know the Lord and never hesitated to give his testimony of how Jesus had been so good to him. He loved to serve with Boots on the Ground teams and specifically had a heart for prison ministry. He was able to go into the prisons and teach classes sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. He also spent time as a Peer Support Counselor for veterans at the VA. It was rare to see him when he wasn’t smiling or trying to make someone else feel better.
Those left to cherish and share his memory are his sons Bryce Tibbets and Seth Macias of Abilene; parents Ozzie (Buddy) Tibbets of Abilene and Linda Hatfield Tibbets of Baird; brother Heath Tibbets and wife Shanna of Idalou; sisters Angela Mitchell and husband Goober of Baird, Amy McIntire and husband Kyle of Anson, Laura Bacon and husband Billy of Anson; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Memorials may be made in honor of Cody to: Boots on the Ground Ministry at Beltway Park Church; 4009 Beltway South, Abilene, Texas 79606.
The family would like to send special thanks to Jeff Smith, Clutch, the ministry teams that he served with, and Cody’s work family at Broadwind Towers and Heavy Fabrications in Abilene, Texas.