Published: December 23, 2012
WILLIAM D. GRAYBILL, age 90, of Sherwood, passed away Dec. 20, 2012 at his home. He was born on Dec. 4, 1922 in Goshen, Ind.
Mr. Graybill was a realtor with his own company for five years. He was president of Associated Credit Bureaus of Arkansas and president of Tri County Board of Realtors, Heber Springs, Ark. Mr. Graybill was a member of the Gideon's, member and Deacon of the First Southern Baptist Church, Cottonwood, Ariz., a member of Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church, Sherwood, Ark.
He was a United States Army WWII veteran who entered the army in 1942 in Toledo, Ohio; in April of 1943 he landed in North Africa. He served in 354th Combat Engineer Battalion as a demolition man and land mine detection and removal specialist. He served in Africa and Europe until the end of the war in Europe. He was
then shipped to the pacific, (Philippines) in 1945 for the Japanese invasion. He was discharged in December of 1945 at Camp Atterbury, Ind.
He is preceded in death by his parents, John and Edith Graybill; brothers, Bob Graybill, Dale Graybill, Kenneth Graybill; his sister, Lucille Stull. Survivors include his wife, Sarah E. Graybill; son, Larry Graybill; granddaughter, Laurie (Dolph) Oglesby; great-granddaughter, Robyn Oglesby, and one sister, Ruth Kufeldt.
Visitation will be held at 9 a.m., Monday, Dec. 24 at Huson Funeral Home in Sherwood with the Service following at 10 a.m., and burial will be at 1 p.m. at Cleburne County Memorial Gardens in Heber Springs.
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