Earl Wilbert Jr.

November 22, 1931July 2, 2018

Earl Wilbert, Jr., 86, of Bloomington, passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal. Earl was born November 22, 1931, in St. Louis, MO; the son of Earl and Manell Caldwell Wilbert, Sr. He married Sally Wilbert on July 7, 1956. She preceded him in death on February 22, 1989. He later married Betty Safford in 1995. She preceded him in death on January 7, 2010. Surviving are his children, Gwendolyn Jacobs, Karla Morrow , Marsha (Lamont) Williams, Jeannetta (Clarence) Hill, Patricia (Robert) Morrow, Paulette (Clifford) Tomlin, Earlene (Michael) Hardy, Tracey (Jose) Aden, Vurnis (Connie) Wilbert, Elizabeth Wilbert (Curvin Henry); and Stephanie Wilbert; 31 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Adrienne Wilbert; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Lillian Woods; and two brothers, James Wilbert and Donald Wilbert. Per Earl’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A private graveside service will be held at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington. Memorial contributions may be made to the daughter, Elizabeth Wilbert. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Private Graveside Service Monday, July 9, 2018

Earl Wilbert Jr.

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