Wilbert Arther Head, 81, son of Millard and Beulah (Smith) Head, was born March 21, 1932, in Summersville, Mo. He passed away Aug. 29, 2013, at Texas County Memorial Hospital, Houston, Mo.

Wilbert was raised in Summersville, Mo., and graduated from Summersville High School. He married Joan Anderson in 1952 and to this union two children were born, David and JoAnn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joan, in 1989; a brother, Herschel Head; and a sister, Wilma Harris.

Wilbert worked for Granite City Steel in Illinois for 40 years. After he retired, he moved back to the country, where he enjoyed working on his farm, planting garden, hunting and anything that involved the outdoors.

Wilbert is survived by his son, David Head; his daughter, JoAnn Simon and husband, Kenneth, of Granite City, Ill.;, three grandchildren; his beloved friend of over 20 years, Jean Cole of Raymondville, Mo.; her children, Kathy Thomure of Summersville, Mo., Karen Weinberger of Houston, Mo., Kenneth Fortune of Licking, Mo., Patty Fortune and Kim Akers of Raymondville, Mo.; and numerous other grandchildren with whom he called his own.

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Services were 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, with Pastor David Barbee officiating. Burial will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in Sunset Hills Cemetery in Edwardsville, Ill. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Texas County Hospice of Care. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfh.com.


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