Wilbur Thirkield "Bill" Titus PDF  ICON_SEP Print ICON_SEP  E-mail
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Feb. 9, 1919-June 9, 2012

The Angelic Hosts came for Mr. Wilbur Thirkield "Bill" Titus on Saturday, June 9, 2012 in Fairfield among loving family and devoted friends.  The Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM in the Jones Chapel United Methodist Church, 360 Church Street in Fairfield where Rev. Elnora Nunnally is pastor.  Rev. Cleo High will officiate.  The private inurnment, with only the family present,will be held at Hopewell Cemetery in Fairfield after the memorial service. 

Mr. Titus, affectionately known as "Bill", "Cousin Bill", "Thirkield" or "Uncle Billy", was one of six children blessed to the parentage of Governor R and Amanda Marie "Sweet" (Hunter) Titus.  He was born in Freestone County on February 9, 1919. Mr. Titus received his early religious training at the Hopewell United Methodist Church, Freestone County.  He received his public school education at The Titus Farm School of Freestone County, and earned the BA degree from Huston Tillitson College, in Austin, and the MA degree from Southern Methodist University, Dallas.  His career as an educator included teaching in the Dunbar High School, Mexia and the Ferris, Texas public schools.  At Bishop College  Dallas, Mr. Titus was an associate professor and assistant to the college registrar.

Wilbur proudly served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1944.  He was an accomplished poet, and his love for his country inspired Wilbur to compose one of his many poems: "There's Something That I Love About America".  This poem and many others are featured in the book of poety that Mr. Titus published.

His membership in religious and civic organizations included:  Jones Chapel United Methodist Men;

Fairfield Senior Citizens Advisory Board; Freestone County Historical Society; Chairperson: Hunter-Titus Family Reunion (Involving at least 400 family members);  and Phi Beta Sigma Faternity, Inc.

Preceding Mr. Titus in death are:  his parents; 2 brothers:  Cornelius Titus and Joe Pierce Titus, Sr; and 2 sisters:  Catherine Mary (Titus) Cox and Dorothy Earnestine (Titus) Jordan.

Left to cherish and relish happy memories of a wonderful life are:  His sister:  Loreta Yvonne (Titus)

"Lovie T" Phillips, a host of nieces, nephews, great- ang great-great nieces and nephews and cousins of the Titus, Bonner, Hunter families along with many friends.

Moore's Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe Street, Teague, Texas is serving the Titus Family. 

Visit our website: www.mooresangelicfuneralhome.com to sign the guestbook and light a candle.