CAMBRIA — Wilbur (Will) Dean Plumlee passed away at 2 a.m. Nov. 11, 2019, fittingly on Veterans Day as he was a near 22-year veteran of the Navy and U.S. Air Force.
He was born Aug. 11, 1932, in the small village of Cambria, the third child of Earl and Minnie Plumlee.
He was preceded in death by his older brother, Bill, and his younger brother, Vic.
He is survived by his brother, Gene, of West Chicago; his sister, Earleen Johns of Hurst; and his sister, Mary Quigley of Leigh Acres, Florida.
After his service to our country, Wilbur owned a State Farm Agency in Wilsonville, Oregon, for nearly 30 years.
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He was a lover of history, avid reader, studied the stock market, swung a mean golf club, wrote poetry, loved to travel, had a gentle wit about him, and when you thought he wasn't listening, he would toss out some perfectly timed one-liner, was a dedicated loyal republican and so much more.
He is survived by his wife at home, Caroline; two sons, Dan Plumlee of San Francisco and Jason Plumlee of Sherwood, Oregon; daughter, Julie Kasler and son in-law, Greg Kasler of Beaverton, Oregon; and grandchildren, Bryan, Bailey and Brooklynn Kasler.
He will be remembered for his kindness and generosity. Our hearts are shattered over the loss of this wonderful human being.
Celebration of life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Dec. 2 in Hurst Christian Church located at 108 Russell St., in Hurst.
In lieu of flowers, Wilbur would be grateful for your donation to the Salvation Army.