Wehba, Jimmy Saied 75, of Garland, Tx died Thursday, Aug 19 in Dallas. He was born Sep 29, 1934 in Wichita Falls , Tx to Jim and Mary Wehba. Jimmy attended schools in Vernon, TX graduating from Vernon H.S. in 1952. He also served 2 years in the Army primarily in Germany. Jimmy, also known as Skandor Akbar and General Akbar was a professional wrestler for many years. He wrestled in venues across the United States including the Superdome in New Orleans and Madison Square Garden. His travels also took him internationally where he wrestled in numerous countries including Australia and Japan. His bouts at the 4H barn in Wichita Falls were legendary. In his later years, Skandor promoted wrestling events across Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma and also managed the famous wresting team known as "Devastation Incorporated." He will be missed dearly for his many colorful stories, his extensive knowledge of high school and college football, and his loving and kind spirit. Jimmy is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Doris, and sister Helen Burdick. He's survived by a son Darryl Wehba and grandson Trevor Wehba of Duncan, OK, a sister Dianne Cluley and husband Ken of Wichita Falls, a step-daughter Debbie Whelan and a step-granddaughter Kaley. Survivors also include nieces Patty Park and husband Randy, Karen Meredith and husband Jimmy, and Katie Dye and husband Richie all of Denton, TX. Nephews Frank Burdick of Corpus Christi, Kenny Cluley and wife Mary Ann of Berryville, TX, Joey Cluley and wife Lindsey of Waco, TX, Eddie Cluley and wife Mary, Jerry Cluley and wife Vicki, Timmy Cluley, and John Cluley and wife Rhonda all of Wichita Falls. Jimmy is also survived by special friends Sandy Nance and Tim and Janet Cowan of Garland, TX and many cousins, great and great great nephews and nieces. Funeral services will be at 10am Tues, August 24 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church 4060 York, Wichita Falls, TX. Arrangements are under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home 940-692-1913.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Aug. 22, 2010