September 8, 2011
WILBER EARL DANIELS
(3/2/1918 - 9/2/2011)
Wilber Earl Daniels, 93, of Memphis, Missouri, died Friday, September 2, 2011, at his home.
He was born March 2, 1918, at Gorin, Missouri, to Rue and Lydia Louise Egbert Daniels.
He grew up and attended school in Gorin, a graduate of Gorin High School, Class of 1935.
He married Edith Mildred McCoy on November 9, 1940, at Palmyra, Missouri and to this union three children were born. Edith passed away April 6, 2002.
Wilber was a farmer, a mechanic, who was known to be able to fix anything and was a car salesman. He was an avid and dedicated pilot, having lived for many years "in the air". He also served as chairman on the Memphis Airport Committee for many years. He was affiliated with the First Christian Church of Memphis and was a 50-year member of the Memphis Masonic Lodge #16 A.F. & A.M.
He is survived by two daughters: Jeanie Weilbrenner and her husband, Larry, of Canton, Missouri; Louise Harris and her husband, "Chipper", of Memphis, Missouri; a son, Larry Daniels and his wife, Darlene, of Kirksville, Missouri and five grandchildren: Chris Harris and his wife, Holly, Dale Weilbrenner and his wife, Andrea, Ken Weilbrenner and his wife, Renee, Michelle Guttman and her husband, David and Andrea Hunt and her husband, Chris. Other survivors include twelve great-grandchildren, one great-great granddaughter, nieces, nephews and friends.
Wilber was preceded in death by his wife, a great grandson, Kennen Weilbrenner, a brother, Gurden E. Daniels, and a sister, Virginia Roby.
Visitation will open after noon on Thursday, September 8, 2011, at the Memphis Funeral Home with the family present to greet relatives and friends from 6 until 8 P.M. A Masonic service will be conducted at 8 P.M.
Memorial services will take place Friday, September 9, 2011 at 1 P.M. at the First Christian Church in Memphis with Brother Jack Sumption officiating. Music will be provided by Ann Luther, accompanist, and vocalists, Elaine Forrester, Angela Westhoff and Alisa Kigar.
Burial of cremains will follow the service in the Gorin Cemetery. Honorary bearers will be Chris Harris, Dale Weilbrenner, Michelle Guttman, Andrea Hunt, Ken Weilbrenner, Jesten Weilbrenner and Trever Harris. To honor Wilber's memory, a memorial may be made to the First Christian Church and may be left at or mailed to Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555. Online condolences may be made to the Daniels family by logging on to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrangements are under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home.
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