William Leo (Bill) Lubbers

January 17, 1924March 17, 2013

William Leo (Bill) Lubbers of Dallas, Texas passed away peacefully at home March 17, 2013. He was born January 17, 1924 in Chickasha Oklahoma to Ruby and Barney Lubbers. He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sister.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years Genovia Lubbers, son Jerry (Adela), daughters Carol Johns, Debbie Benita and Lisa Jensen. He is survived by six grandchildren, Lindsey Clark (Logan), Matthew Lubbers, Bridget Johns, Miyan (Dekel), Mirelle and Ben Benita. Also, nephew Fred Lubbers (Suzanne) and cousin Mark Lubbers (Joyce).

Bill served in the U.S. Navy from 1943-46 earning medals, ribbons and a bronze star during WWII for the invasion at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. From 1950-52, he served in Japan and Korea and earned several service medals.

Bill graduated from Oklahoma University and worked for Ortho, Chemagro and he retired from Mobay (Bayer Agri-Chemical) Corporation after 30 years of service. Visitation at Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, Tuesday, March 19, 2013. The Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 am, Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Catholic Church, Dallas, Texas.

Arrangements entrusted to Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home 10501 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218 214-327-8291


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, March 20, 2013

William Leo (Bill) Lubbers

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Patty Gebron Stevenson

March 20, 2013

Carol and Family,

I am so sorry, I just saw this this afternoon or I would have come to the service for your Dad. It's not easy losing a parent and I always loved being around your family. Such great memories. My prayers are with all of the Lubbers Family.

Larry Hedrick

March 20, 2013

Bill hired me in 1972. I worked the Texas Panhandle area and retired in 1998. I thought the world of Bill as he was one of the better men I ever worked for. My condolences to Mrs.Lubbers and the familly.

Margaret Seiler Cox

March 20, 2013

The Lubbers family will always bring me fond memories of my childhood while living on Tranquilla. My prayers are with the family during this time of loss. God bless.

Steve Frazier

March 20, 2013

Bill hired me at Chemagro in 1975. He was a true gentleman and a great mentor.

Gerald Simmons

March 19, 2013

To Bill's Family- My most sincere condolences. Bill finished his career with Bayer working for me. He demonstrated integrity and loyalty that all should desire to possess. He had a genuine love for family and I have great memories and respect for Bill. God Bless Genovia and family

Manuela (Nellie) Ortez

March 19, 2013

Dear Friend Genovia, My Condolence to you and your family in the loss of Bill.
Genovia, your prayers for my family will be for ever grateful, now at this time I will pray for you. May God be with you now and forever. your greatful friend, Nellie Ortez

Walter and Dorothy Grimes

March 19, 2013

With deepest sympathy. Bill will be forever a trusted friend.

John Wickenden

March 19, 2013

I first met Bill when I started with Chemagro and I always
looked forward to seeing him at our annual national sales
meetings. He was a great asset to the company.

Gloria Bodden

March 19, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. Debbie, if there is anything I can do to help, just let me know.
Thoughts and prayers to all your family.
Gloria Bodden, Miles and Ashley Wheeler, and Addison.

Brad Seiler

March 19, 2013

Eternal rest grant unto Bill, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Our deepest condolences. The Seiler family.