Wilbert Warren Amos, 95, of Lebanon, died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, in Lebanon South Nursing and Rehab in Lebanon.
He was born Jan. 10, 1923, in Laclede County, Mo. to Abram Hugh and Cora Lindsay Adams.
On April 13, 1946, he married Freida Pauline Hamilton.
He was preceded by his parents; his wife, Pauline, on July 24, 2017; two grandsons, Jason and Matthew Amos; five brothers, Roy, Bill, Lee, Ralph and Joseph Amos, and a sister, Lorea Beard.
Wilbert was born and raised at Orla, near Lebanon. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was a key player in capturing the Bridge of Remagan, this event opened the Rhine River for the Allies, and Wilbert was one of the first to cross the Rhine River. After being honorably discharged from the military, he worked as a farmer and then went back to college. He received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Missouri at Columbia. He taught vocational agriculture and was an FFA advisor at Wright City, Mountain Grove and Mansfield. Wilbert had been a loan officer for the Federal Housing Authority in Wright County. He also taught science in the Junior High School of Lebanon for several years.
Wilbert was ordained as a deacon at Mansfield Baptist Church. After that he was an active member and deacon at Orla Baptist Church. He was also a Gideon for many years.
Survivors include a daughter, Glenda Stratton and her husband, Steve, of Lebanon; a son, Gary Amos and his wife, Diana, of Lebanon; three grandchildren, Jane Ann Massey, of Ozark; Josh Amos and his wife, Stephanie, of Lebanon and Joseph Stratton and his wife, Laura, of Lebanon; seven great-grandchildren, Austin, Josie, Paula, Samuel, Issac, Hannah and Emmylou, and two sisters-in-law, Berniece Amos and Wanda Hamilton.
Funeral services for Wilbert Warren Amos will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Holman-Howe Funeral Home with the Rev. Bradley Jemes and Pastor Jordan Witt officiating.
Burial will be at Veteran Park in Mount Rose Memorial Park Cemetery, under the care and direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon.
Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Holman-Howe Funeral Home.
Memorial donations to the Gideon Bible Ministry and Orla Baptist Church Building Fund may be made at the funeral home.
For more information or to visit the website, go to www.holmanhowe.com.


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