Bryan Keith Tebbetts, 52, of Sherwood, entered into glory after a battle with Leukemia on February 6, 2018. He was born on August 10, 1965 in Wichita, Kansas to Richard and Phyllis Tebbetts. He excelled in basketball and he was a true lover of the sport. While attending Union University, Bryan accepted Jesus as his personal savior. He later followed in his father’s footsteps and enlisted in the United States Air Force.
Bryan was an ordained minister, and a mentor to many youths over the years. He served as the Youth Pastor at several churches including Marshall Road and North Hills Baptist Churches. His greatest passion was sharing his love for Jesus and helping others.
Bryan will be forever remembered by his best friend and wife of 31 years, Renee and his precious daughter, Mandy; his brothers Dennis, Roger and Rodney; sisters Pat Houston, Sharon Littlepage and Marlena Ryder. Bryan leaves behind to cherish his memories by his numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends.
A visitation will be on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at North Hills Baptist Church, Sherwood. A memorial service will be held following the visitation at 11:00 A.M.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Hills Baptist Church building fund.
Arrangements are under trusted care and direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.
Thankful to have known Bryan and thankful that his fight on this earth has given way to his being in the presence of Jesus. Bryan was a great witness, teacher, and touched many lives.
You fought the good fight, Bryan, and were able to get your house in order when the medical community could do no more. I can only imagine the welcome you received by our Lord and Savior. “Well done, good and faithful servant!” May peace and comfort that only the Father can give be bestowed on Renee, Mandy and all those who are left to miss your presence!
He was my first youth director. I loved being in the youth group under his direction. His impact made a difference in my life and I’m forever thankful.
Renee and Mandy, we are so sorry for your loss! Bryan is the reason jack and I are happily married!. Praying for you both! Love you!
My heart breaks for Renee and Mandy. I will always remember Bryan for his big loving heart, for his Lord, his family, and his friends, which included 100s of youth that he mentored and ministered to over the years. I’m proud to have known him and sharing a small portion of his life. I’m happy that Bryan is now pain free and made whole again as he claimed his final Victory in Christ!! I look forward to seeing him again someday.
Renee, I am so sorry for your loss. I have never met you (but have worked with you for years and feel like I know you well) or Bryan but from reading about him can tell he was a wonderful man. The Bible says death is an enemy but gives us the most wonderful hope of all – a resurrection. Take care. Condolences to you, your daughter and extended family.
I had not seen Bryan in a long time but thought of him often. Renee and Mandy I will be praying for you both. When I taught the young couples class at Marshall Road Baptist Church he would sometimes fill in for me. I will miss him. He is with Jesus now and free of pain. We will see him again someday.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Tebbetts was a great man with an amazing heart. It was an honor to be not only one of his nurses at Springhill Baptist, but also his friend and sister in Christ! He is healed and whole again with Jesus and that is something that cancer can never take from him! His heart, personality, spirit and memory will live on in those that knew him. This world is a little dimmer without his presence, but Heaven is now so much sweeter. I hope that his precious wife, daughter, and family know just how much they meant to him and how he would light up when he spoke of them. Much love, prayers, and peace for your hearts.