Alpha Clifton "Tiny" Hibdon, 84, of Greenwood, Missouri, was born Sunday, December 25, 1927 in Barnett, Missouri the son of Orville Clinton and Hattie Bernice (Walls) Hibdon. He departed this life Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at his home in Greenwood.
He was a WWII United States Navy Veteran.
On November 22, 1946, he was united in marriage to Betty Jo Ballard in Kansas City, Missouri. She preceded him in death on December 11, 1991.
A.C. was employed as a machinist for Bendix/Allied Signal where he was a member of the National Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. He retired in 1992. He was a member of 1st Baptist Church of Greenwood.
Tiny will be remembered by his family and friends as a kind-hearted man who never missed an opportunity to do a good deed for another. He enjoyed fishing, vegetable gardening, woodworking, and spending time with his family.
He was also preceded in death by one daughter Vicki Lynn (Hibdon) Mehrer on March 17, 2007; one grandson Stephen J. Rhode, Jr. on April 12, 2009; four brothers Al Hibdon, J.C. Hibdon, Chester Hibdon, and Ronnie Hibdon; and one sister Marie Haynes.
He is survived by two daughters Susie Rhode of Greenwood and Cheryl (and Wayne) Cowley of Lee's Summit; ten grandchildren, Rick Mehrer and Paul (and Jill) Mehrer both of Phoenix, Arizona, David (and Lisa) Mehrer, Aaron (and Brandy) Mehrer, Andrea (and Matt) Tyree all of Lee's Summit, Chris (and Courtney) Rhodes and Jeremy Mehrer of Greenwood; Dana Mehrer of Kansas City, and David (and Sarah) Bales of Raymore; son-in-law Irving Mehrer of Greenwood; 16 great grandchildren Wyatt, Zachary, Tristan, Sadie, Jacob, Ryan, Elaina, Logan, McKennna, Declan, Nathan, Dawson, Jamie, Chase, Lily, and Emily, two brothers Roy (and Melva) Hibdon of Ventura, California, and Don (and Barbara) Hibdon of Independence, Missouri; one sister, Doreen Bailey of St. Louis; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held Monday, February 13, 2012 at the funeral home. Mr. Larry Newman officiated. Graveside military services and interment were held the Floral Hills-East Cemetery, Lee's Summit, with full funeral honors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3118 Honor Guard. Casket bearers were David Bales, Aaron Mehrer, David Mehrer, Jeremy Mehrer, Paul Mehrer, Rick Mehrer, and Chris Rhodes.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Luke's Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.