Services: Have been held.
Mr. Wilbur Thomas Gragg, 85, of Clovis, retired, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2004, at University Medical Center in Lubbock.
He was born on April 3, 1919, in Nara Visa in Quay County, to William and Alma Gragg.
He graduated from Nara Visa High School in 1937 and attended Eastern New Mexico University. During World War II he served three years in the United States Army Air Force in the China-Burma-India theater in the 10th Air Force, 9th Bomb Squadron as a crew chief and intelligence officer for B-24 Liberator Bomber missions. After the war he returned to Portales. He worked for Amarillo Hardware Company for 34 years as a wholesale hardware salesman covering Eastern New Mexico.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, A. Morton, Maurice and Jim Gragg; and two sisters, Lois Gragg and Ruth Fredrickson.
Survivors include his wife, Edith Ann Gragg; a brother, Ralph Gragg (and wife, Nell) of Albuquerque; a sister-in-law, Virginia Gragg of Dallas; six children, Ruxell Gragg Keeler of Phoenix, Marlys Gragg Euscher of Austin, Texas, Stuart Wilson of Atlanta, Kerry Gragg of Sacramento, Calif., Ellen Wilson Call of Albuquerque and Steven Gragg of Phoenix; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Brad Reeves will officiate the services.
Masonic Rites will be conducted by Portales Lodge #26 A.F.&A.M.
Burial was at Tucumcari Memorial Park.
Honorary pallbearers are all of his friends at the Clovis Shrine Club, Clovis Lodge No. 40 A.F.&A.M. and the Men’s Bible Class
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Shrine Children’s Hospital, 6600 Zuni SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108, the Kingswood United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are by Steed-Todd Funeral Home of Clovis.