Wilburn Horace Acrey | San Marcos Record

Wilburn Horace Acklay, 89, was greeted in heaven on Sunday, October 24, 2021 in San Marcos, Texas. He was born on February 22, 1932 in Coleman, Texas, to Roy James & O’Malley (Hilger) Acklay. He died prior to his wife Elizabeth Ann (Arnold) Acklay, who married on May 16, 1953 in San Marcos, Texas.

Wilburn is survived by his two children, son Roy Eugene Acklay and wife Arlene. Daughter, Elizabeth (Sissy) Entrevino and husband Justin. One granddaughter, Sandra Lee Acklay Hotchkiss and her husband Andy. Two great granddaughters, Bailey Julie Stapler and Sidney Iva Stapler. One brother and sister, JTAcrey from New Mexico and Roianna Acrey McCormick from Alvin, Texas.

Wilburn enjoyed sharing stories about his outdoor adventures, growing up as a boy who loves hunting, fishing and traps. As soon as he finished his housework, he hunted and fished and brought home the squirrels and fish he caught for dinner many times.

He was an avid outdoor man of his life and was a government trapper in the 1950s in his early career. Wilburn was also a homebuilder, carpenter and cabinet maker in San Marcos and the surrounding area from the 1950s to the early 1980s.

Wilburn reads the Bible and listens to traditional country music. He especially enjoyed his son-in-law’s music album. Two of Wilburn’s pastimes were gardening and barbecue. He had a green thumb and loved to share the vegetables he grew. He was able to barbecue the average brisket and was always ready to share his skills with the kids. When I smelled the pit smoke, I thought it would be delicious that day.

Wilburn was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is loved and will be truly missed by his family and friends. His memory lives on for each of us.

The visit will take place on Wednesday, October 27, at 1:00 pm at the Cemetery, followed by a graveyard service at 2:00 pm at the Memorial Loan Cemetery in Martindale, Texas.

Arrangements to take care of Pennington Funeral Home, 323 N. Comanche, San Marcos, Texas 78666, 512-353-4311 ~ www.penningtonfuneralhome.com.

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