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Lee Roy “Mike” Tibbett, Jr.

February 8, 1934 - October 5, 2019

Lee Roy Tibbett, Jr. “Mike”, age 85, of Clayton, DE, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2019.  ​Born in Newark, DE, on February 8, 1934, he was a son of the late Elsie G. (King) and Lee Roy Tibbett, Sr. Mike spent most of his childhood in Marshallton. 

Mike was a very hard-working man who successfully built and operated a family business, Mike’s Glass Service, Inc., for over 54 years. 

​Starting at a young age, his love for horses grew into a lifelong passion. Mike enjoyed listening to all kinds of music, especially country and blue grass. 

​In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters. Mike is survived by his children: Mary T. Casper (Peter), Lee R. Tibbett, III “Mike” (Virginia), Gustave A. Tibbett, Debora L. Roberson (Tom), and Sherrie J. McCracken (Ralph); many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and one great-great granddaughter. 

​A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 pm to 8 pm on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.  A second visitation will be held the following morning, Friday, October 11, 2019 at 10 am at the funeral home, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

​In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 200 Continental Drive, Ste. 101, Newark, DE 19713.

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11 Guestbook messages for Lee Roy “Mike” Tibbett, Jr.

  • God bless your family at this sad time. Prayers and kind words from the Mirowski family.

  • May God’s love give you all, comfort and strength during this most difficult time. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. He was such a joy to be around. I always loved to hear him laugh, he had his very own special laugh. Mike will be dearly missed by all that knew him. I know I will miss him. Sending you all a Big Hug.

  • Mike was a great help to me as a young man while working for him at the glass shop. I also was proud to be part of the service station. As a boy with no father figure in my life his work ethics has stuck with me he will remain in my thoughts
    Tom Boyer

  • Mary and family,
    Mark and I are very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers.

  • Mary, I was saddened to read of the passing of your dad. He was a wonderful man who I was always fond of. Please know I will keep you and the entire Tibbett family in my prayers. Diane

  • always a good friend and willing to help,

  • Mike was always there to help. Always shot you a straight arrow. Don’t find any men like Mike any more.
    God bless the family.

  • My dear friend Sherrie, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious dad. My thoughts are with you.

  • Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your father. We will always remember his laugh, words of wisdom and love of country music.

  • Mike I knew you since I was 17 years old. South market st. I grew up on with the business. I gave you the deals nobody could refuse. Painting the red Van’s for you should have been twice what I charged you. But you always put a smile on my face when you had no problem getting the business I did paid for.

  • Debbie, so sorry to hear of your father’s recent passing. Hugs & prayers to you. I understand how hard it is… I lost my Dad 2 years ago.
    Donna Anthony Knight