Wilbur Leo Bales passed away May 26, 2019 at the age of 80. A Graveside service will be 2:00 pm, Thursday, May 30 at White Rock Cemetery in Ross with Bobby Wheat officiating. A visitation with the family will be 6:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 29th at Grace Gardens Funeral Home.
Leo was born in Clarkson, Texas, one of six children to William and Reatha Barnett Bales. Leo graduated from La Vega High School and attended Eastfield College, Ross Perot’s Computer School, and SMI’s School of Management. He and his wife attended church at Lake Shore Church of Christ, Waco, Texas.
In 1961, Leo married Bessie Elizabeth Kyle from Ross, Texas. They were married for 57 years. Two daughters, Betsy and Diana were born in Waco, Texas.
In Dallas, Leo worked for Lind Paper Company as a Salesman and retired after 26 years of service. After retirement from Lind, Leo remodeled homes.
Preceded in death by brothers, Weldon , Eugene; sisters Ruth Graves, and Cleta Rief.
Survivors include his wife, Bessie; daughter Betsy and children Elizabeth and husband Chris, Abigail and husband Jake; their daughter, Diana and her husband Matthew and children Cooper and Bren; grandchildren, Daisy, Gunner, Troy; and brother Edwin Bales of Georgetown, Texas; sisters in law, Virginia, Barbara and husband Herb.
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