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D. C. Wimberly Sr.

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D. C. Wimberly, Sr.

SPRINGHILL, LA - Funeral services for Mr. D. C. Wimberly, Sr., age 89, will be held Tuesday, January 30, 2007 at 1:30 P.M. at the Bailey Mortuary Chapel with Rev. Tim Everett officiating. Burial, with military graveside rites, will be in the Wimberly Family Cemetery, near Ringgold, LA.

Mr. Wimberly, a native of Ringgold, LA and resident of Springhill since 1954, died Saturday, January 27, 2007 in Springhill. He was a member of Central Baptist Church and was a former principal of Sibley, Shongaloo, Springhill Jr. High School and Browning Elementary School with 37 years of service. He was a graduate of Ringgold High School, Northwestern State University; received his Master's Degree at LSU Baton Rouge, LA and his Plus 30 from Auburn University in Alabama. He was a veteran of World War II and a POW of the US Army. He was a Past National Commander of the American Ex-Prisoners of War; was a 32nd Degree Mason and member of the Shongaloo Masonic Lodge and Springhill Shriner's Club and El Karuba Temple.

"On Thanksgiving night 1944, in Luxenburg, a country in Europe, the members of the German Army counter attacked my battalion, Companies E & F were wiped out. I was third platooning Sgt. Co. "E", 101st Infantry, 26th Division. I lost 46 men from my 50-man platoon. Three others and myself were captured. That night and the next few months, starving, freezing, walking over lots of Germany from S.W. Germany to N.E. Poland and back to south of Berlin, I felt, and to this day feel, I am living on borrowed time. I have assisted my fellow Americans as a school teacher, administrator, Mason and Shriner, dedicating my life to the Christian effort of "helping those who cannot help themselves". This is also the motto of American Ex-Prisoners of War."

He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Mrs. Inez Gamble Wimberly, of Springhill; daughters, Sandra W. Wren and husband, Richard, of Haughton, LA; Virginia "Bess" O'Malley and husband, Mickey, of Ball Ground, GA; a son, D. C. Wimberly, Jr. and wife, Belinda, of Bossier City, LA; grandchildren, Kim Everett and husband, Tommy; Robbie Bland and wife, Mandy; April Jones and husband, Chad; Angela Wimberly; Elizabeth Mullis and husband, Ken; Michael O'Malley and Patrick O'Malley; great-grandchildren, Luke, Bailey, Kelli, Chloe, Balend, Gracie, Abigail, Preston and Vivian; step-grandchildren, Keeth, Kyle, Melissa, Jennifer, Alicia, Deanna and Jenny; a sister, Abbie W. Fontenot of Natchitoches, LA; sister-in-law, Martha Wimberly and a host of nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Robbie Bland, Tommy Everett, Luke Everett, Michael O'Malley, Mac Pace, Bruce Blanton and Alex Edwards. Bailey Mortuary, Inc.

Springhill, LA- 318-539-3555

For more information on Mr. Wimberly and his dedication to his country and community go to www.springhilla.com

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Published in Shreveport Times from Jan. 29 to Jan. 30, 2007
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