Keith J. Hibbett

September 12, 1962October 23, 2013

Keith Joseph Hibbett, 51, of Denton, Texas went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 in Galveston, TX.

Mr. Hibbett was born on September 12, 1962 in Lafayette, Louisiana to Hoffman and Kathleen (Gremillion) Hibbett. He graduated from Cathedral-Carmel High School and received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. After he graduated, Keith was commissioned, as an Aviator in the United States Navy where he served for 10 years. In June of 1987, Keith Hibbett married Colleen Ann Klinker while fulfilling his duties at NAS Cubi Point, Philippines. In the Navy, Keith was a flight instructor on both T-39’s and A-4’s. He became a pilot for FedEx in 1996 and excelled immensely due to his determination and great work ethic. His love and passion was WWII history and Aircraft. He fulfilled this passion by becoming a Warbird pilot for Lone Star Flight Museum, Cavanaugh Flight Museum and the Commemorative Air Force. He was a God-fearing servant, husband and father and always did his best to do what was right. He will be missed by all who had the privilege of meeting him.

Keith is survived by his wife, Colleen Hibbett of Denton, his children, Danielle and her husband Preston Bakic of Saginaw, Blake Hibbett of Denton, Morgan and her husband Thomas Hussey of Grapevine; and two grandsons, Barron and Brantley Bakic of Saginaw.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013 at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel located at 6001 Rufe Snow Dr., Ft. Worth, TX. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, November 1, 2013 at The Village Church, 2101 Justin Rd., Flower Mound, TX. Keith’s final resting place will be at the Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL where a service will be held at 10:15 a.m. Monday, November 4, 2013. Pallbearers will be: Blake Hibbett, Hoffman Hibbett, Mike Olson, Tom Gregory, Tom Utley, and Randy Richmond. Honorary Pallbearers will be Thomas Hussey, Ronnie Mount, and Larry Gregory.

In lieu of flowers, Mr. Hibbett would prefer if donations were made to the Wounded Warrior foundation, as that was his passion while he was with us.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 31, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 1, 2013

Keith J. Hibbett

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Michael Graves

October 23, 2016

I know how much you loved your family my old friend and on this day I will say a prayer for them. God Bless...You Are Remembered!!

Michael Graves

October 25, 2015

Miss you my old friend. Not forgotten.!!! ..Check-Six. "Surfer"

Danielle Bakic

December 22, 2014

Miss you Dad!

Surfer Graves

November 11, 2014

Keith, You are not forgotten my old friend. God Bless and thank you for your service. " Surfer"

October 23, 2014

I will always remember !! CDR Michael "Surfer" Graves USN Ret.

August 16, 2014

He has climbed to the peaks above storm and cloud.
He has found the light of Son and of God.
I cannot say, I will not say,
That he is dead.
He is merely flown away.

July 24, 2014

Keith, you will always be missed.

"We will meet you again. But not yet. Not yet."

Scott & Deane Frazier

June 6, 2014

I just heard about this tragic news. I will always treasure our years together in high school and college. What a great friend and patriot! May God Bless Colleen and the family. Please call me anytime at 225-324-0018. All of you will be in our prayers each day.

November 28, 2013

Will continue to think of you may old friend and will always have Colleen and the kids in my daily prayers. Surfer

Harlan Weinberger

November 13, 2013

I had the distinct pleasure of starting near Keith at Fed Ex in flight training within a class of each other. Being that Keith and all of us in training and afterwards were elated, we were pinching ourselves and being reminded to be part of such a success story such as Fed Ex. I remember Keith being very excited and quite proud, as we all were to embark on this great journey of our flying careers. It's unfortunate though that some of the highly motivated, conscientious great ones had to end sooner than others. The ones we knew were quite good and competent at what they did. For they wanted to serve others and help in so many ways. These aviators were also very dedicated to their families all at the same time. Family was very important to them. Keith and I had some enlightening conversations, and maybe because I briefly lived in Lafayette, LA. was one of the commonailities that struck a chord early between Keith and I. Although, careers sometimes diverge paths for awhile, Keith will sorely be missed among his peers. I know that for sure. To the Hibbett family, I don't know what to say other than I'm understanding your loss. Please take comfort many of us are. Blue skies always to you sir, Captain Keith Hibbett!