Paul Leo Sibley, 76, of Piasa, died at 7 p.m. Monday, May 4, 2015, at his home.
He was born on Jan. 25, 1939, the son to the late Roscoe and Anna Rose (Schafer) Sibley in Kampsville, Ill.
Paul married Clarice Marie (Cotton) Sibley on July 22, 1983, in Alton. She survives and resides at the family home in Piasa.
A United States Army veteran, he was an honor guard at President John F. Kennedy’s funeral. He served his country proudly. Paul retired from Shell Oil Company in 1999 after 30-plus years, in addition to being a farmer in Kampsville for 60-plus years.
He is a once-in-a-lifetime human being, in which most of us will never meet. Paul did everything right because he wanted to. Not for any other reason, he accepted people for who they are. He was loved by all who knew him.
Besides his wife, survivors include two daughters and spouse, Christine Yates of South Roxana, Robin and Dwayne Arview of Shipman; one son and spouse, Chad and Dawn Sibley of Jerseyville; four grandchildren, Blake Shoemaker, Erica Mullikin, Jessica Andre and Stevie Legate; and two great-grandsons, Austin and Anthony Andre.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Targhetta & Wooldridge Funeral Home in Brighton.
Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Brighton. Father William Kessler will officiate. Burial will take place at Brighton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Online register may be found at www.targhettaandwooldridge.com.