John Watts Kearny Hibbard

March 12, 1937 ~ July 25, 2017 (age 80)

John Watts Kearny Hibbard 

The Reynolds Lake Oconee community is saddened by the passing of Bennett Springs resident, Mr. John Watts Kearny Hibbard, age 80, who passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
Kearny was born in Manhattan, NY to the late Ford and Elizabeth Kearny Hibbard and raised in Charlottesville, VA. He graduated from Westminster School followed by Williams College, MIT and Harvard Business School. He married Adair Jones in January of 1976. Kearny made his career at Westinghouse and as Treasurer of Thomas and Betts Corporation, and later enjoyed assisting friends as a consultant for their businesses.

In 2001, Kearny and Adair left Central Jersey and Plainfield Country Club for Reynolds, their permanent home of the past 16 years. Above all other interests, Kearny loved golf, marathoning, and his alma mater, Westminster, on whose board he served as a Trustee for almost 20 years. A prolific blood donor, Kearny gave more than 12 gallons over the course of his life, an enthusiasm matched only by his keen fashion sense.

He is survived by his loving wife, Adair, his daughter Elizabeth Sianturi, her husband Jumantro, grandchildren Maruli and Nauli and his son Stephen Watts Kearny Hibbard.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held Friday, September 15, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church South Campus, 4741 Carey Station Road, Greensboro, GA 30642. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at to sign the online guest register.

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