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Wilburn Colyer

Saturday, November 15, 2003

Wilburn "Wib" Colyer, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

He was born Feb. 15, 1927, in McClure, Ill., son of Moses and Dona Johnson Colyer. He and Rosalie Burris were married Aug. 19, 1944, in Cape Girardeau.

Colyer was a truck driver with Day Transfer Co. 30 years, and H.W.I. Hardware Co. 10 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of VFW Post 3838, Eagles Aerie 3775 and Teamsters Local 574.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Nancy Cunningham of McClure, Tammy Burton of Altenburg, Mo.; three sisters, Vera Hart, Ruth Anderson and Wilma Matlock, all of McClure; two grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.

Friends may call at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Don Henson officiating. Burial will be in Lindsey Cemetery at McClure, with military rites by VFW Post 3838.