Obituary for Ronald Duane Bibey of Southern Pines

Ronald Duane Bibey, age 58, of Southern Pines, passed away suddenly on Saturday, June 18th, 2022.

Ron was a hard worker, working in heating and air for over 30 years. An avid fisherman, who loved being outdoors blasting his music as a form of therapy-something he rubbed off on all his kids, but what he enjoyed most was spending time with his grandchildren.

Ron is survived by his mother Frances Bibey of Southern Pines, brother Greg Bibey of Southern Pines,son Brandon Bibey (Tara) of Robbins, son Matt Bibey (Tina) of Star, daughter Kori Bales (Chris) of Asheboro, and four loving grandchildren Kolbi Bryanne Bales, Aurea Maesie Bales, Hope Marie Bibey, and Max Robert Bibey. In addition he leaves behind many loving family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Gilbert Bibey, grandmother Fannie Mae Solomon, and grandfather Roy Solomon.

Gone Fishing
If someone should ask for me,
tell ’em heaven is where I’ll be.
I’ve finished all my life’s chores,
and now I fish on heaven’s shores.

The view is grand and the fishing’s great,
but I yearn for you as I wait.
I’ll save a spot on the river’s bend,
for all those, I call family and friend.

But for now, head out to sea
and make a cast in memory,
to all the good times that you had,
with me- your friend, your grandpa…your dad.

And if the fish no longer bite
or seem no longer worth the fight,
because it’s me that you are missin’,
don’t worry – be glad – I’ve only gone fishin’.

-David Ritter

Memorial for close friends and family will be held at a later date contact Kori Bales for information at [email protected].

Online condolences may be made at

Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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