Wilbern Bishop Grayum - 80

9/15/1937 - 3/6/2018

Rockford, Illinois

Wilbern Bishop Grayum, 80, of Rockford, died 2:34 a.m., Tuesday, Mar. 6, 2018 in OSF St. Anthony E.R. Born Sept. 15, 1937 in Corning, AR, son of William L. and Beulah M. (Phelps) Grayum. He graduated from Harlem High School in 1955. Veteran of the U. S. Air Force. He was employed by Sundstrand Advance Technology Group from 1959 - 1991. From 1999 - 2001 he was the owner of Double G Trucking Co. Member of NRA. He enjoyed Rockford Speedway and NASCAR. He also loved to travel. Survived by children, Larry Grayum of Las Vegas, NV, Lori Grayum of Rockford, IL, Barry Grayum (Tanya) of Mt. Carroll, IL, Christal Janvick of Rockford, IL; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren;  and his partner of 23 years, Margie Lemons. Predeceased by parents; sisters, Genevie Grayum and Hester Hancock; brother, Leonard Grayum; nephews, Steven and Phillip; and grandson, Dustin Pogue.

 

Visitation from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2018 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL with service beginning at 1:30 p.m., in the funeral home with Pastor Daniel Hernandez officiating. Burial in New Milford Cemetery. Memorials to Rockford Area Veteran's Groups.

Visitation:

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2018 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd.

Service:

1:30 p.m., Friday, March 9, 2018 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd.

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