John (Jack) B. Tibbets, 89, of Wauseon, OH, passed peacefully surrounded by family, on Friday September 4th.
Jack was born in Atchison, KS, to Nadia and Dennis Tibbets. The family settled in Indianapolis IN where Jack attended and graduated from The Arsenal Technical High School. He enrolled in Purdue University and became the first member of his family to graduate college, with a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 1952. Jack and Carol FitzRoy celebrated their wedding on June 7 that same year. The newlyweds began married life in Newark, OH where Jack began a career in sales with Owens Corning Fiberglass. Soon after, Jack was drafted during the Korean conflict and served in the U.S. Army at Camp Chaffee, in Fort Smith, AR. While there they started their family with the birth of their daughter, Lynn. After his service Jack resumed his sales trainee course, moving the family several times in the Midwest. His career then began in the Chicago area, where they welcomed their son, John D. (Jack). During his 30 years with Owens Corning the family moved several more times throughout the Midwest, eventually landing in Maumee, OH in 1973. From 1973-1976 Jack managed a joint partnership on behalf of Owens Corning.
Ready for a new challenge, in 1981 Jack and Carol bought the Sound Divider division from Owens Corning and Tibbet Inc. was formed. Now becoming serial entrepreneurs, Jack left Tibbet Inc. in 1989 and he and Carol purchased Contren Office Furniture and moved to Charlotte, NC. 1993 saw them found Dynasound Midwest, which they owned and operated until 2005. In 2002 Jack and Carol moved to Sarasota, FL, a vacation destination they had enjoyed for years, to start their retirement years. Lifelong members of the Presbyterian Church, Jack and Carol joined the Northminster Presbyterian Church, where they each became deeply involved in the life of their church. Soon Jack put full retirement back on the shelf taking on the role of Project Manager and helping Northminster build a new sanctuary and execute other campus updates. Finally, in 2018, Jack and Carol moved back to Ohio, settling in Wauseon to be closer to their grandchildren.