In Loving Memory
Jack Rufus Lybrand
12/14/1946 - 11/7/2009
While heaven has gained an incredible man, his family has lost a beloved husband,
father and brother.
Funeral services for Jack Rufus Lybrand, 62, of Lucas, Texas, are scheduled
for 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 10, 2009, at Russell Memorial United Methodist
Church in Wills Point with Reverend Ray Reed officiating. Burial will follow
at White Rose Cemetery in Wills Point. Services are under direction of Hiettís
LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.
Jack was born December 14, 1946, in Wills Point, Texas, to the late K.C. and
Jean Lybrand. Jack was raised in Wills Point and graduated from Wills Point
High School in 1965, where he was voted Most Athletic, was an Honorable Mention
for All State quarterback, was All District in basketball, and was a state finalist
in multiple track events. He attended The University of Texas at Austin, was
a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and the Silver Spurs, and graduated
with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1970. After college, Jack served in Vietnam.
He later earned his M.B.A. from the University of Tulsa in 1980.
He met Susan Lee Babbitt in Tulsa, Oklahoma upon his return from Vietnam, and
they were married in April, 1974. Jack and Susan had their first and only son
Steve in December, 1976. Over his thirty-plus year career with ARCO/BP, Jack
and his family moved from Longview, to Dallas, to Tulsa, to Houston, to Anchorage,
to Midland, before returning to his roots in the Dallas/East Texas area in 1994.
From his home on the ranch in Lucas, Texas, Jack spent the next several years
commuting to Rhourde El Baguel, Algeria. After an early retirement in 2000,
Jack formed his own independent consulting business where he spent much time
in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as Alaska and California through 2009.
Jack is survived by his beloved wife, Susan, and adored son Steve and wife Mary
of Dallas; brother, Karl and wife Keeta of Wills Point, and their children Michelle
Hobbs of Canton and Amanda Walker of Wills Point and their families; father-in-law
John F. Babbitt and wife Jo of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister-in-law Julie and husband
Charles Rolle of Sedona, Arizona; brother-in-law Jack and wife Terry Babbitt
of Cypress, California and their family; and many other relatives and friends.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Monday
evening. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, if desired, donations be made
to the American Cancer Society or the charity of their choice. They would also
like to thank St. Michaelís Hospice, Acapella In Home Care (Robert and Sam),
Dr. Modi and Dr. Mintz and their staffs, and the oncology nursing staff at Presbyterian
Hospital in Dallas (Keithley, Amy, Marie, and Twyla).
Pallbearers: Bob Cannefax, Don Denton, Jimmy Lindsey, Steve Phillips, Tim Sockwell,
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