Mr. Russell and Mrs. Thelma Wimer

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Thelma S. Wimer of Clanton, Al. passed away Jan 3rd, 2010 after a brief illness. She was the youngest daughter of R.Y. and Margaret Scarborough of Selma, Al.
Thelma had five brothers and sisters: Lillian Tucker of Marion, Al., Joe Scarborough Sr. of Uniontown, Al., Laura Bruce, of Jacksonville, Fl., Margaret Chandler of Selma, Al., and Jay Scarborough, of San Leandro, California.
Thelma graduated from Albert G. Parrish High School, Selma, Al. in 1943 and worked as an aircraft mechanic at Brookley AFB, Mobile, Al., during World War II with the civil service. She married Russell Wimer of Beetown, Wisconsin on September 20th, 1948 at Dubuque, Iowa., then worked as a secretary at Chanute AFB, Ill. Until she retired in 1976. Thelma was a member of the First Baptist Church, Fisher, Illinois and served an assistant coordinator for the senior citizens center there. After residing in Illinois for fifty years, she and Russell moved to Clanton, Al. in December, 2000.
She is preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and sisters, and is survived by her husband of 61 years Russell and her many nieces and nephews.
Russell L. Wimer of Clanton, Alabama passed away January 21st after a brief illness. Born in Beetown, Wisconsin in 1920, he enlisted in the Army Air Force in September of 1941. After completing Aircraft Mechanic school at Kessler AFB, Biloxi, Miss. Russell was stationed in Italy and served as aerial engineer in the European theater of operations until discharged in January 1946. Later, Russell served his country as TSgt in the Air Force Reserve.
After military service and operating his own business in Wisconsin, he then moved to Selma, Al. where he was the shop foreman for an automotive dealership. Hired into Civil Service at Chanute AFB in March of 1952, Russell also served as dock chief from 1957 until 1959 when he was transferred to the training division. In 1968 Russell was promoted in that unit and worked until retirement. In 2000 Russell and his wife of 61 years moved to Clanton for retirement.
Russell is preceded in death by his wife Thelma Scarborough Wimer and is survived by many nieces and nephews. Graveside services for Mr. and Mrs. Wimer will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2010 at New Live Oak Cemetery with Lawrence Brown-Service directing. Please visit to make online condolences to the family.