Willis Wayne Thiebaud

DUBLIN - Willis Wayne Thiebaud, 83, of Dublin passed away Monday, Feb. 23, at his home. Services were held on Feb. 25 at the Patrick Street Church of Christ in Dublin.

Thiebaud was born January 1, 1926 to Henry Emil Jr. and Lem Thiebaud in Highland, Texas. He graduated from Comyn-Theny High School in 1943 and was married to Dorothy Jean Weems on June 27, 1948.

Thiebaud was a life long resident of Highland and the Dublin area except for his service in the US Navy in World War II. He was very active in the community, having served on both the Dublin and Erath County School Boards and on the Dublin City Council. He spent over fifty years in his beloved building construction business and had also been a dairy and peanut farmer. Thiebaud had recently owned and operated the Cement Products Plant and was especially proud of his work on the Veteranís Memorial in Dublin, which was unveiled in 2007. Even with his workload, Wayne still devoted countless hours to organizing, coaching, and umpiring area youth baseball teams.

Thiebaud had served as a teacher, a deacon, and elder in the Patrick Street Church of Christ. He was a fine and honorable man who was much loved in the community. Thiebaud had a wonderful marriage of 60 years to his wife Jean. A son, David Lynn, his parents, two brothers and a sister preceded Wayne in death.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Thiebaud, daughters, Martha Hamilton and husband Tom, Karen Hickman and husband Mark, a son Richard Thiebaud and wife Kim, five grandchildren, Stephanie Hamby and husband John, Whitney Ragsdale and husband Bo, Casey Thiebaud and wife Janelle, Marcus Hickman, and Hayden Hickman, step-grandchildren Kassi Bruce and Ryan Bruce, five great grandchildren, Dalton, Anagail and Davin Hamby, Finley Ragsdale and Dillinger Wayne Thiebaud, and many other relatives and a host of dear friends.

Published February 26, 2009

Glen Rose Reporter