James Lewis Bibb ’45

James Lewis Bibb ’45 of Waxhaw, N.C., died suddenly January 27, 2006, while duck hunting with his closest friends in South Carolina. He left Davidson College to serve as a decorated fighter pilot in the Army Air Corps. He flew the P-47 Thunderbolt airplane as cover for bombers over France and Germany in World War II. Upon his honorable discharge from the service, Lewis joined the Coca-Cola Bottling Company in Burlington, N.C. Upon relocation to Charlotte, he joined the firm of R.S. Dickson & Co., and later E.F. Hutton & Company. He completed his professional career with retirement from the Ruddick Corp. He was an avid sportsman with a passion for duck hunting. Surviving are his wife, Brenda Babb Bibb, 7206 Grover Rogers Rd., Waxhaw, N.C. 28173; one son Jim Bibb and wife Ellen of Nashville, Tenn., five daughters Berkeley Jones of Charlotte, Lolly Bibb of Bartlett, N.H.,, Penny Lukens and husband Rob of Wyomissing, Pa., Liza Garrity and husband Michael of Minneapolis, Minn., and Curtis Smith and husband Tom of Cary, North Carolina; two stepsons, Nick Costanza and wife Ramona of Sandy, Utah; Chris Costanza and companion Dave Gleave of Washington, D.C.; one stepdaughter, Kelly Cannon and husband Mike of Waxhaw. There are nineteen grandchildren.