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Horace Greely Wimberly, Jr.
December 4, 1942 ~ November 10, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Horace Greely Wimberly, Jr., 80, peacefully entered into rest early Friday morning on November 10, 2023, at the family residence.
The life-long Georgia resident was born in Twin City, Georgia, and graduated high school from Emanuel County Institute in 1962. He grew up working on the family farm and played both football and baseball for the ECI Bulldogs. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Air Force and served his country from 1962 to 1966, completing basic training in Amarillo, Texas, before being stationed at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC. After the Air Force service, Wimberly moved to Hephzibah, Georgia, where he worked for the US Postal Service as a Letter Carrier in the Augusta area. In addition to the Post Office, he operated a small family farm mostly focusing on cattle and haymaking activities. Devoting his attention to farming full-time in the 1970s, Wimberly became active with the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association in the 1980s, rising as high as president of the Burke County chapter in 2000, to later serve as Regional Vice President of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association in 2006. At the height of his farming career, he managed hundreds of acres of hay fields in the east Georgia region, ranging from planting new pastures to harvesting hay up until his retirement in 2021.
Wimberly was the oldest of three children, born to Horace Wimberly Sr. and LaTrelle Rountree Wimberly. Strong family ties always brought him back home to Twin City for family reunions and events, and since 1993 he has served as the president of the Rountree Family reunion committee, hosting the annual family gatherings. Active in youth sports in the 1980s, Wimberly coached both baseball and soccer at the Augusta Wheeler Road YMCA. He also served as Booster Club president for Curtis Baptist School Athletics, as well as the driver for the activities bus for Curtis Baptist Church and School events throughout the 1980s. He enjoyed fishing in family ponds, hosting dove shoots for family and friends, and attending school athletic and academic events for his many children and grandchildren. He became a life-long New York Yankees baseball fan as a child, listening to the games on the radio while riding with his grandfather on his rural postal delivery route, and then a devoted Washington Redskins football fan from his time in DC during his Air Force service. He truly loved the outdoors and the rural Georgia countryside.
Horace Greely Wimberly Jr. was preceded in death by his parents, Horace Wimberly Sr. and LaTrelle Rountree Wimberly; and second wife, Mary (Kayte) Avrett Wimberly. He is survived by his wife, Kay Bailey Wimberly (Hephzibah, Ga.); three children, Sandra, Forrest, and Stephen; three stepchildren, Jim, Rob, and Tara; thirteen grandchildren; and two sisters, Sara Garren (Kite, Ga.) and Edith Ford (Pearland, Tx.)
The family will host a private memorial service at the family cemetery in Twin City, Ga.