Bill Libby Obituary, Death – Since it was announced over the weekend that Bill Libby, a retired professor at McMurry, had passed away, the community of the school has been in a state of intense sadness ever since. He was responsible for the establishment of the cross-country program, and from 1996 until 2003, he coached the cross-country teams. Between the years 2006 and 2008, he was the athletic director of the school, and he was the one who initiated the program. In 2011, McMurry presented Libby with the Bob & Clara Brown Award as a way of recognizing her accomplishments.
Firebase Libby was established in 2014 and is located on land that was donated by the town of Libby. This facility is utilized for doing field research in the field of biology. Between the years of 2005 and 2017, he was a co-host on the daily radio discussion show The Professors that was broadcast on KWKC. His tenure on the show lasted for a total of 13 years.
Endowments were established by Libby, including one that was named after his mother and was called the Iva Libby Gray Endowed Scholarship.
Additionally, he established the Bill Libby Student Support Endowment for the Walter F. and Virginia Johnson School of Business at McMurry. This endowment provides opportunity for students studying business to participate in internships, externships, and other forms of experiential learning. Because of his excellent efforts to philanthropy and service, he was presented with the John Wesley Award as a token of appreciation.
He served as an associate pastor at the St. Paul United Methodist Church for a good number of years and was very devoted to the congregation there. He attended services regularly at the local church. During this trying time, we want Bill Libby’s family and friends to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers. We ask that you please accept our condolences.