Hazen “Nick” Tibbetts, 20 of Jackson, died unexpectedly Jan. 7, 2011, as a result of an automobile accident.

He is survived by his father Hazen Tibbetts of Jackson; stepmother Darlene Tibbetts of Bucksport; his mother Melissa (Cole) Steele and stepfather Brett Steele of Belfast; siblings Michael Steele and Brittany Steele; paternal grandmother Eleanor Tibbetts, maternal grandmother Patricia Cole and grandfather Charles “Sonny” Cole Jr.; Aunt Lynne Crooker, Uncle Harold Tibbetts, Aunt Priscilla Peabody, Uncle Mark Tibbetts; many great aunts, great uncles and cousins as well as two best friends, Gus Dunphy and Noah Willett, and his beloved sidekick, his dog “Brutis.”

Nick was a graduate of Belfast Area High School and was employed at Mathews Brothers in Belfast. He enjoyed music, playing guitar and being with his friends. He was always on the go and was quick to put a smile on your face. He will be deeply missed by everyone whose life he touched.

Memorial visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, at Crabiel-Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at Brooks Pentecostal Church with Pastor Matt Shaw officiating. Online condolences may be offered at www.ripostafh.com.