Thibeaux Bowman LincecumAugust 19, 1971 ~ November 24, 2019 (age 48)
August 19, 1971 - November 24, 2019
Thibeaux Lincecum was born on August 19, 1971 in Roanoke, Texas. He passed away peacefully in his sleep surrounded by his family on November 24, 2019 in College Park, Maryland after a courageous 6 year battle with prostate cancer.
Thibeaux grew up in Roanoke, Texas. He graduated from Northwest High School in Justin, Texas in 1989 and was on the yearbook committee. He also attended Boyd High School and Honey Grove High School in Texas where he participated in the drum section of the Marching Band.
After graduation, Thibeaux enlisted in the U.S. Navy and worked as a Nuclear Reactor Operator for two years before enrolling in college.
Thibeaux received a B.S. in Computer Science from Tulane University in 1996. As a student, he was the Photography Editor of the campus newspaper, The Tulane Hullabaloo, served as Vice Commander of Air Force ROTC cadets and was the Chair of the Media Board.
After graduation, Thibeaux enlisted in the U.S. Airforce and served as a Communications Officer at Wright Patterson Airforce Base in Green County, Ohio before being honorably discharged in 2000.
Thibeaux spent the majority of his career as an “IT guy” and served as a senior consultant developing and implementing technology solutions at Oracle for 11 years. He later worked for CSC in Columbia, Maryland and the global firm Everis in Arlington, Virginia before his retirement in 2017 brought on by his worsening medical condition.
In 2008, Thibeaux ran for Congress in the 4th District in Maryland as a Libertarian in a Special Election. He believed passionately in a vision of limited government that included Congress spending less money and passing less restrictive laws that inhibited personal freedom. Winning was not his key objective -- he won a little over 1% of the total vote -- rather, he advocated for active participation. Thibeaux passionately believed that the democratic process and society itself are better served when all citizens are willing to participate and candidates represent a plurality of perspectives.
Thibeaux was deeply involved in the mid-Atlantic community of Burning Man participants and enthusiasts. He lead the Art Grant Team for the bi-annual art event Playa Del Fuego from 2011-2015 and helped to select and administer a grant program to encourage artists to bring their work to the event. He participated in local theatrical groups The DC Burner Choir and Baltimore’s Fluid Movement.
Thibeaux was a very talented photographer. He ran a side business for wedding photography but in keeping with his generous spirit, he often gifted his photojournalistic style photos to friends and family of events he attended.
Thibeaux met and married his wife Jacqueline Gill in 2009. They welcomed twin boys Harper and Guy in 2013.
By the time Thibeaux was diagnosed with cancer in 2014, the cancer had already consumed his prostate and spread to his lymph nodes. He was justifiably frustrated that his initial symptoms went undiagnosed despite visiting five different physicians and reporting symptoms between 2004 and 2008. He spent hours researching his diagnosis, treatment, studies, clinical trials and sharing it with his concerned community of friends.
Thibeaux’s journey was profiled in the Cancer publication Cure Today in 2017. The article captured Thibeaux’s relentless commitment. “But still he fights, enjoying his young twin boys and trying to erase the deficit left by the doctors who didn’t read his PSA correctly or comprehend the dark side of his urinary complaints. “It’s just like my second job, learning about prostate cancer. It just never stops,” he says. From his Maryland home, he regularly contacts the experts at Johns Hopkins University, the National Institutes of Health and Georgetown University. He’s always looking for a treatment edge, and currently he’s waiting for the bureaucratic wheels to turn on a phase 1 bone marrow transplant trial. If approved, he’d be the first patient enrolled. “This cancer is not going to go away with normal treatment,” he says plainly. “I need to do something radical.””
In early 2019, Thibeaux entered a clinical trial with Lutetium and the results were at first promising. But after a few months he learned that the cancer had spread to his bones, spine and brain. Through it all and against all odds, Thibeaux stayed optimistic, unflinchingly focused on his treatment, and committed to his family.
Thibeaux lead a rich and accomplished life. He is remembered by his community of friends for his warm generosity, quirky personality, and dry sense of humor.
Thibeaux is survived by his wife Jacqueline Gill Lincecum and his children Harper and Guy Lincecum of College Park, his father Garland Lincecum, and his brother Adam Lincecum of Texas. Thibeaux also grew up close to Shaun Wicker of Oklahoma, Marsha Livingston of Arizona, and Patrick Wicker of Texas and loved them as his own family.
A Memorial Service will be held at Donald V. Borgwardt Funeral Home 4400 Powder Mill Road Beltsville, MD 20705 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 30. A live stream of the memorial will also be available for friends and family unable to attend in person. Internment will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery 1122 Sunrise Beach Rd, Crownsville, MD 21032 .
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