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Robert Dibrell

Robert W. Dibrell, D.D.S., 91, born in Seguin, Texas on May 7, 1922 to Harvey and Winifred Dibrell, died Tuesday, October 2, 2013 after a brief illness. During WWII, he served as a flight instructor in the Army Air Corps, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant. He attended Texas Lutheran College and St. Mary's University, graduating from Baylor University College of Dentistry in 1953. A lifetime member of the American Dental Association and a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Dibrell also belonged to the Greater Houston Dental Society and the Texas Dental Association. His practice spanned
55 years, many of those with Nellie, his beloved, late wife of almost
65 years as his chair-side assistant and office manager. He was a volunteer dentist with Houston's Cenikor drug rehabilitation center for 25 years and was president of United Cerebral Palsy of the Texas Gulf Coast for ten years. Truly a renaissance man, he was also an accomplished artist, author and inventor. He is survived by brother Marvin Dibrell of Las Vegas; daughter Vicki Brown and son-in-law Daryl of Georgetown, Texas; sons Robert Jr., Bruce and Gary, all of Houston; grandson Eric Brown, granddaughter Amy Lyons, her husband Michael and great-grandchildren Payton and Emma Lyons, all of Georgetown. His boundless intellect, kindness, generosity and humor have deeply touched innumerable lives, and the world is a profoundly diminished place with his passing. Veteran's Funeral Service, 10567 Veteran's Memorial Drive, on October 8, 2013 with 10:30 viewing and 12:00 services.

Published in Houston Chronicle on Oct. 6, 2013
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