He professed faith in Christ and was a member of Salem Baptist Church where he volunteered
as Minister of Education for several years. He taught a Men’s Sunday School Class as long as his health permitted.
He graduated from Ritenour High School in St. Louis, Missouri. He was licensed to preach the gospel at Villa Ridge, Missouri at age eighteen. He was ordained to the gospel at Galena, Missouri at age twenty. Jerry graduated from Bolivar Baptist College with an Associates degree at Bolivar, Missouri and a Bachelors and Master’s Degree from Central Missouri State College at Springfield, Missouri and a Master’s Degree from Southwest Baptist Seminary at Fort Worth, Texas and a Doctor of Ministries Degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.
He pastored churches in Missouri and did interim pastoral work and supply preaching in churches in Missouri and Kentucky.
Jerry began teaching in 1964 at Campbellsville College and taught in the Christian Study and History Departments. He developed the In-service Guidance Program and served as director until his retirement in 1992. He served as the Taylor County Baptist Director of Missions for several years.
He served for eleven years on Campbellsville City Council.
He united in marriage to Billie Sue Scott May 5, 1951.
Besides his wife, Billie Sue Kibbons of Campbellsville, he is survived by one son and two daughters: Steven Kibbons and wife, Terri of Hartford, Lynn Kibbons and husband, Thomas of Richmond and Kathy Kibbons Brewer and husband, Larry of Sturgis; six grandchildren: Jacob Kibbons and wife, Star, Jasmine Jenkin and husband, Nathan, Kassie Green and husband, Jason, Tadd Brewer and wife, Joanna, Mitchell Collins and Loren Collins; ten great-grandchildren: Sadie Green, Blaklie Green, Grady Brewer, Andrew Hagan, Alex Kibbons, Gavin Vining, Addison Kibbons, Peyton Kibbons, Piper Jenkin and Harper Jenkin and many other relatives and friends.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Edward LeRoy Kibbons and a nephew, Kevin Kibbons.