William David “Bill” Kibler, 87 of Newberry, widower of Katheryn Helms Kibler, died July 23, 2015 at his residence.

Born on June 27, 1928, in Newberry County, he was a son of the late William David Kibler, Sr. and Agnes Ringer Kibler. He was a graduate of Newberry College. He was a United States Army Veteran and taught school in Raeford, NC and Whitmire, SC prior to his career in banking. He retired after 35 years of service from South Carolina National Bank. He attended The School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Mr. Kibler served on the board for the Newberry Electrical Cooperative for 33 years, and was chairman for 25 years. He served on the Central Board of State Cooperatives for 24 years. He served on the Newberry County Memorial Hospital Board and was a former member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Newberry. He was a member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church where he was a member of the Adult B Sunday School Class and the Joy Fellowship. He served on the Finance Committee, Cemetery Committee, and was a former Chairman of the Church Council.

Mr. Kibler is survived by a son, Keith (Roxanne) Kibler of Statesboro, GA; a granddaughter, Lauren Kibler and her fiance', Jeremy Colson; a brother-in-law, Lewis Ringer; nieces; Sharon (Billy) Derrick, Lynn(Bubba) Cromer, Pat (Darren) Riley; and a nephew, Larry(Rosemary) Helms. He was predeceased by a brother, Gerald L. Kibler.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Monday, July 27, 2015 at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Philip's Lutheran Church Family Life Center 2461 St. Philip's Church Road Newberry, SC 29108.

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#26 Sandra Smith 2015-07-30 07:34
Calvin and I were sorry to hear of Mr. Kibler's passing. Please know that you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
#25 Mary Katherine Eargle 2015-07-28 21:40
Sorry for your Loss!
#24 Dickey Thompson 2015-07-28 08:44
Keith, your Dad was always so pleasant and friendly. He will be missed by many people. God's peace and strength be with you. With love, Charlie and Dickey Thompson
#23 Theresa Longshore 2015-07-27 21:15
Keith, Roxanne and family, Mike and I are so sorry for the loss of your father! Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers
#22 Pat Mccullough 2015-07-27 19:23
I was so sorry to hear about Bill, he was one of the nicest people that I know. You all are in my prayers. God bless . Pat McCullough
#21 Susan Clary 2015-07-27 10:32
Mr. Kibler was a wonderful man to work for - always willing to listen and very appreciative of his employees. He will be missed by all who knew him. Prayers are lifted for your family. God bless.
#20 Phyllis B. Jolley 2015-07-27 00:57
Keith, Rox & Lauren - I was shocked to hear about your loss. My sincere sympathy is with each of you during this difficult time. Mr. Kibler will be missed. May your wonderful memories help give you peace & comfort through God, family & friends. With much love, Phyllis
#19 Freddie Greene 2015-07-26 21:47
Dear Keith and family so very sorry for your loss. Y'all are in our thoughts & prayers. Love, Freddie,Annette ,& Justin Greene
#18 Wayne & Dolly Blount 2015-07-26 21:11
Keith & family, We are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man. While growing up I, Dolly Spicer Blount, loved your parents and grandparents. Mr. William helped my mom when my dad passed away. He will be greatly missed.
Wayne & Dolly (Spicer) Blount
#17 Phillip Cook 2015-07-26 18:53
Keith and family, we were sorry to hear of your dad's passing he was a very fine man and thought well of. He will certainly be missed. God bless,
Phillip and Pam Cook
#16 Dianne Graham 2015-07-26 14:42
Keith and family, You all have my deepest sympathy. Mr. William was a very kind and friendly gentlemen. Earl cut stumps for your dad and he thought a lot of him. Dianne
#15 Bruce Connelly 2015-07-26 09:23
Newberry County will miss this great community servant. Mr Kibler touched a lot of lives and we are better off having known him. Thank you God for sharing this man with us.
#14 Donna Jacobs 2015-07-26 07:08
Roxanne,,Keith, and family, you have my deepest sympathy. May God comfort you at this difficult time. May God's blessings be be upon you.
#13 Willie Brock Miller 2015-07-25 23:37
I was so shocked seeing William listed in the obits today. William was one of my classmates at Whitmire High, he was one of the nicest people that I know. Enjoyed seeing him at our class reunions, know he will be missed in his community. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
#12 Tim & Kathy Metts 2015-07-25 21:37
Keith and family, so sorry to hear about Mr William It was always a pleasure to talk to him. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers Kathy
#11 Judy Bailey 2015-07-25 19:09
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Kibler. My first job after moving to Newberry was at the bank and he was my supervisor. He was always so nice and kind to me. A fine gentleman. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.
#10 Lonnette O. Turner 2015-07-25 19:01
Keith and family , So very sorry to hear about your father . He was such a nice person and always had a kind word and smile for everyone . I will miss seeing him and talking with him around Newberry. God be with all of you .
#9 Shelby & Wilson Felk 2015-07-25 18:43
No man deserved any greater respect than Mr. Bill. He was a gentle giant in the Newberry Area and was so deserving of respect. Keith and family, you have experienced life with a wonderful man and a great dad. God bless you as he walks the streets of gold and is now made whole. Love Shelby and Wilson
#8 Mollie Graham 2015-07-25 18:34
Dear Keith & family.so sorry to hear about Bill. He was a wonderful kind person to all that knew him. Eddie worked with him for years at SCN.I never heard him say anything but nice things about Bill.My thoughts and prayers are with you all.Take care. Love and blessings,Molli e Graham
#7 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2015-07-25 17:23
Keith and family:
You are in our thoughts and prayers over the home going of your dad. We always thought a lot of Bill. Any time we would run into him around Newberry in later years, he always greeted us with that warm smile. Our Ringer family is growing smaller all the time and it seems harder to come together any more. May God bless you, lead you, and guide you in the coming days.
Cecil and Leigh
#6 Mike Bailes 2015-07-25 17:04
Keith, from the time you and I were roommates at USC back in the '70s, we have been lifelong friends. We have shared a lot of great times together, and I hope many more to come. And from that same time period, your parents treated me as one of their own.

I came to admire and respect your dad as he was a man of great character and integrity. This world is in desperate need of many more like him. Men like him are rarely encountered, and I will miss him.

Now you have one more reason to live your life with heaven in mind. Each day you live for God, you are one day closer to seeing your dad once again. May God grant you the peace that only He can give in this trying time. And though it's little consolation, I am here for you if you need me.

God bless you and your family, my friend and brother.
#5 Anna L. Bedenbaugh 2015-07-25 16:20
Keith, Roxanne,Lauren and Jeremy,
So sorry to hear about Mr. Bill. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!
#4 Andy Senn 2015-07-25 14:58
Keith,Sorry to hear about your father,thinking about you and your family.
#3 Larry & Vicky Kyzer 2015-07-25 14:27
Dear Keith & Family, so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. our heartfelt thoughts of caring, love & most of all our prayers are with you and all your family now and through all the days ahead of you. We didn't know your Dad personally, but knowing you, and through Tim, feel as though we do. He was such a kind, caring man of God who blessed all who knew him and, now, he is with his Lord that he loved through his life. Peace to each of you.
#2 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-07-25 13:08
We are so sorry about the passing of Mr. Kibler. He was one of the nicest gentleman I ever knew. Our community will certainly miss him. May the Lord be with you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#1 Dean Lominick 2015-07-24 21:02
Mr. William will be missed greatly by the people of St.Philips. He was an anchor for our congregation. His guidance has helped keep us steady on our course. We all share your loss but we know he has been reunited with family and friends in GOD's presence. Know that God will comfort you and keep you strong as you mourn your loss while you celebrate his life.
God Bless

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