Wilbern Samuel Chron (1919-2001)
Funeral services will be held for Wilbern Samuel Chron, 81, who departed this life for our Heavenly home, promised to those bought and ransomed by the blood of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.
Sam was born on Feb. 23, 1919 in Healdton, Oklahoma to William Isom Chron and Tennie Elizabeth Saine. Sam was educated in Healdton Schools and was a member of the football and track teams.
Like many thousands of young men of that era, he too was swept up in the winds of World War II. He joined the Oklahoma National Guard in 1940, just months before the United States was caught up in the war by the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941. His Guard Unit was activated in ten days after he joined and became a part of the 120th Quarter Master, Company “B,” 45th Division as well as a part of the famed Thunderbirds. He served in Sicily, Naples and Central Europe. He earned the EAME Service Ribbon, one Silver Service Star, one Bronze Service Star, the America Defense Service Robbon and the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged on June 25, 1945.
He then went to work for Cockfield Saltwater Disposal/Exxon and after many years retired. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge #748 for over 52 years.
Prior to leaving for the war, Sam met and won the love of his wife, Ercelle Jeffcote. They were married in Conroe on July 12, 1941.
Sam leaves behind his wife whom he loved faithfully for 59 years. He also leaves behind his daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Robert Nichols of Conroe, Texas; his son and daughter-in-law, Sammy and Lynn Chron of Conroe; his two granddaughters, Amber Nichols of Dallas, Texas and Kari Renee Nichols and fiancee Scott Reaves of Conroe; grandsons, Allan and Michael Franks of Trinity, Texas; and various nieces, nephews, and family members also survive.
Sam was a member of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and was loved by the members who will sorely miss him. His smile and cheerful spirit will be missed by all who knew him.