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Carter Wimberly
Birth: May 28, 1913
Houston Heights
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 2006
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Carter was born to William
and Mamie (nee Buhler) Wimberly, and was partially named after his father's friend and early developer of the Heights, Oscar Carter. He was deeply devoted to his mother and father. As a youngster, he worked in the Wimberly Brothers grocery store on the Boulevard in the Heights; he attended Harvard Elementary, Hamilton Junior High and was a 1930 graduate of Reagan High School. Carter followed his two older brothers to Texas Agricultural & Mechanical College and in his senior year, he served as commanding officer of Company E Infantry. In 1934, he graduated with a B/A degree in Accounting and received his commission in the U.S. Army. His Aggie roomate for four years, Forrest (Buzzy) Smith, introduced Carter to his cousin, Margaret Reiss and Carter found the love of his life. They were married in 1936 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Houston. He deeply loved "Margie" and never forgot her birthday or their wedding anniversary. After college graduation and during the Depression, he worked as a roustabout in the Sugarland oilfields for Humble Oil Company until caught in a "last on-first off," reduction in force. Eventually he was employed as a Gulf Oil roustabout in the Pierce Junction oilfields. Carter said he made a trip to the jobsite the day before he was to begin the new job, to make sure he was the first one to show up to work that day. Later in his career, he transferred to the Gulf Production Department. At the outbreak of World War II, he was called to active duty and served in the U.S. Army. He declined an opportunity to voluntarily transfer to the U.S. Air Force when it was organized into a separate branch of the service. Shortly though, he received orders to report to the Air Force, as the service was trying to free up trained pilots from administrative duties. Carter's orders were to set up, organize and maintain post/base exchanges at various military installations. Often, his command post was a hastily-assembled tent in a wet soggy field. He remained in the USAF reserves and retired with rank of lieutenant colonel and always felt very fortunate to have served in the Air Force. Several months after war's end, he returned to Houston and Gulf Oil Corporation and progressed to the Employee Relations Department (now Human Resources). He took pride in being able to assist Gulf employees, retirees and/or surviving spouses; he advised them of their benefits and guided them in their time of need. He retired as Wage and Salary Administrator/Benefits Coordinator. He always had time for his family, and created many fond memories for us. He would load up his 1950 Jeep station wagon with his young daughter and her neighborhood friends to go to the Houston Buffs baseball games. The kids sat in the Knothole Gang section, while he sat in general admission and afterward waited patiently while they collected players' autographs. He always took his children to pick wild dewberries in the springtime, to see the lights on the antenna towers on Post Oak, to ride the ponies on South Main Street, to pick flowers on the family lot in the Heights. He was always there to do whatever he could to aid his family. He always asked "Is there anything you need?" Carter inherited his great love of reading from his mother and maternal grandfather. His primary interests also included Aggie football, the Heights, gardening, 42 dominoes, and daily crossword puzzles. He would declare the puzzle as "off the wall" if it had too many strange clues, and he concluded that the puzzles began to get weird on Thursdays, and progressed to "out in left field" on Fridays. He had a quick wit and enjoyed a good laugh. He was a very intelligent, thoughtful and kind person, and had a tremendous positive influence on our lives. He will be deeply missed by us. His memberships included: Texas A&M University Former Students Association, TAMU Century Club, Pioneer Oil Producers Society (POPS), and the Gulf Annuitants' Club of Houston, in which he served as President in 1978. Carter was predeceased by his wife Margaret, his parents and siblings, Charles William Wimberly, Sr., Vernon Lane Wimberly, and Fannie Louise Wimberly. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Wimberly (1870 - 1950)
  Mamie Louise Buhler Wimberly (1884 - 1954)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Kathryn Reiss Wimberly (1914 - 2005)
 
 Children:
  Warren Reiss Wimberly (1959 - 2016)*
 
 Siblings:
  Charles William Wimberly (1905 - 1977)*
  Fannie Louise Wimberly (1908 - 1909)*
  Vernon Lane Wimberly (1910 - 2002)*
  Carter Wimberly (1913 - 2006)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA
Plot: Sec. 2, Lot 193, space 7
 
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Record added: Jun 12, 2006
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Another year without you. Still miss you so much.
- cac
 Added: Jan. 9, 2017
Thinking of you today
- Elaine
 Added: Oct. 21, 2014
Thought of your past birthday celebrations. Miss you.
- cac
 Added: May. 28, 2014
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