Wilber Smith | 1926-2013

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2013

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Wilbur Lee Smith, 86, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Graham.

A graveside service was Jan. 14 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Fort Worth under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

Wilber, who lived in Decatur from 1977-2011, was born May 11, 1926 in Wills Point to the late Hervey Monroe and Thelma Louise (Burnett) Smith. He was raised in Wills Point and moved to Muskogee, Okla., where he graduated from Central High School in 1944.

He was a United States Army veteran, having served from 1946 to 1949. He married the love of his life, Doris Helen Richeson April 1953 in Fort Worth.

Wilber was employed as an Engineer at the Fort Worth Fire Department, retiring in 1986 after 30 years of service.

He is survived by family and friends.

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