Wilber Stockton

Wilber Stockton died Monday morning April 9, 2018, surrounded by family at Seton Medical Center Williamson in Round Rock, Texas. Wilber was relentless; always curious, always available to help others and an upbeat, outspoken optimist who lived life to the fullest each and every day. 

Services will be held at Harrell Funeral Home in Dublin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, with interment to follow at Live Oak Cemetery.

Wilber was born under blue skies in Dublin, on March 27, 1929. He was the son of Mable Rose and Bert Stockton, who owned the Patrick Street Shoe Store. Wilber was one of five siblings, including an identical twin brother, Warren. 

Wilber is survived by his son, Eric Stockton; daughter-in-law, Susan Stockton; grandchildren: Saxon, Luca and Phyllis; and many nieces and nephews.

Wilber married the love of his life, Joy Vaughn, on Dec. 27, 1953, and they were together for 60 years until she died in 2013. 

He served in the U.S. Army, building early warning radar stations in the Arctic during the Korean War.  Throughout his life, he was an avid aviation enthusiast and pilot. Wilber loved to barnstorm in his Stearman PT-17.  

Wilber received his degree in mechanical engineering from Texas Tech in 1958 and had a long career as an engineer where he contributed to numerous industry and national security projects. 

After retiring from TRW in 1990, Wilber spent the rest of his life touching lives and doing service in the community. Wilber had many friends and never knew a stranger. His more recent years were spent as part of the retirement community at Lakeline Oaks in Cedar Park, Texas, where he helped others with everything from computers to sound systems. 

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