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Wilborn F. (Bill) Weger

A celebration of the life of former Lawton resident Wilborn F. (Bill) Weger will be 1:30 P.M. Friday, February 8, 2019 in the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel with Chris Hill, minister at Luther Church of Christ, Luther, Oklahoma officiating.

Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

The family will greet friends from 6:00 P.M. until 7:30 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

Wilborn F. (Bill) Weger, age 99, of Luther, Oklahoma passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 in Luther.

He was born Nov. 5, 1919, in Sterling to Thurmon J. and Cora (Perry) Weger. He attended school in Denton and Sterling and served in the Civilian Conservation Corps (1938-1940). During WWII Bill worked for Douglas Aircraft at Tinker Air Field. There he was recognized for revolutionizing the painting of tiny aircraft parts. He suggested a spray gun with a funnel and cover soldered to the air hose, which quickened the drying of small parts. He retired in 1986 as a service technician from Sears and Roebuck in Lawton. Bill married Frances Lovena Hair on Aug. 3, 1940, in Walters, Oklahoma. They were residents of Lawton for 73 years before moving to Luther in 2013. He was a dedicated Christian and member of the Church of Christ at 6th & Arlington, 8th & Lee, 28th & Cornell, and Sullivan Village congregations in Lawton, before the move to Luther. Bill served as an elder in two of those congregations and regularly taught Bible classes over a span of 50 years. During retirement he traveled with We Care Ministries to teach the gospel and volunteered for 20 years at Memorial Hospital in Lawton.

Bill is survived by his wife of 78 years, Frances; three children: Billy and his wife Kay of Oklahoma City, Anita Holley and her husband Wesley of Stillwater, David and his wife Judy of Medford, Ore.; 11 grandchildren: Sara Trowbridge, Courtney Cantrell, Amanda Lowe, Luke Weger, Jonathan Weger, Micah Weger, Aubrey Lui, Paul Weger, Joshua Weger, Andrew Weger, and Nathan Weger; 13 great-grandchildren; one sister, Floy Fitzsimmons, of Lawton; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Ronald and Mark; three brothers, Perry, Jake, and Forrest; two sisters, Faye Parks and Etta Mae Weger. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to In Search of the Lord’s Way, www.searchtv.org , or The Christian Chronicle, www.christianchronicle.org.

An online guest book and sympathy cards are available at www.beckerfuneral.com

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