Amos E. Wolfinbarger, 90, Nixa, formerly of Seneca, passed into eternal rest March 21, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield after a long illness.
Amos Emery Wolfinbarger was born August 1, 1922 in Tiff City, the son of James E. and Esther Nannie (Mathia) Wolfinbarger.
Amos E. Wofinbarger married Sarah August 17, 1941 in Neosho. Not long after their marriage Amos was drafted.
Private First Class Amos Wolfinbarger proudly served his country in England, France and Belgium in the Army of the United States during WWII. During the same time Amos was serving his country so were his brothers Clifford Wolfinbarger, Lloyd Wolfinbarger, James R. Wolfinbarger and Frank O. Wolfinbarger.
Following the war Amos and wife Sarah moved to Houston, Texas, where he worked for Brown and Roof, INC. as a pipe fitter. In 1954 they moved back to Neosho and Amos started working for the former BF Goodrich in Miami, Okla., retiring in 1985.
He loved to play golf and fish but his passion was to paint. Amos was a self taught artist and loved to paint oil paintings. He attended Calvary Bible Church, Nixa.
Survivors include one son, Jim Wolfinbarger, Tulsa, Okla.; one daughter Sandra Chandler, Nixa; two brothers; Lloyd (Fat) Wolfinbarger, Seneca and Frank (Beans) Wolfinbarger, Neosho; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren and a host of friends.
Amos was preceded in death by his wife of 70 plus years, Sarah Wolfinbarger, July 22, 2012, his parents James and Esther Wolfinbarger; two brothers, Clifford and James and two sisters, Betty and Sylvia.
Funeral services are under the personal direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home Seneca, will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 26 at the Campbell-Biddlecome Chapel with Lance Ogden officiating.
Burial will be in the Seneca Cemetery with Steve Edwards, Gary Wolfinbarger, Rob Rollins, Rob Wolfinbarger, Chuck Rollins and Scott Henry serving as pallbearers.
Military rites will be held at the cemetery.