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Luther Julbert

Sunday, November 9, 2008

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Luther Julbert, 83, Center Point, died Nov. 7, 2008, at 7:55 p.m., surrounded by his loving family at his home.

He was born Jan. 31, 1925, in Brazil, the son of Prosper Julbert and Josephine Berton Julbert.

His parents were immigrants from France and he was among the first generation to be born in the United States.

He attended Brazil High School. As a young man, he worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and then later for Natco Fireproofing. He later worked for American Vitrified and retired from Logan Clay Plant, where he was a foreman.

Following his retirement, he enjoyed working on his family farm. He was an accomplished carpenter and was proud to have built his own home. He also worked on many woodcraft items for family and friends. He always liked to put out a vegetable garden and had a friendly competition for who had the first tomato. He spent some of his spare time with a group of gentlemen playing Euchre at the Center Point Hardware Store. He also enjoyed fishing from a bank, a boat or fly-fishing. He was a member of the Harmony United Methodist Church and the Mason Lodge No. 409 F.&A.M.

On Oct. 24, 1952, he married the love of his life, Betty Russell Julbert. She survives. Together, they raised their children and enjoyed life as grandparents and great-grandparents.

Survivors also include son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Dorothy Julbert, Center Point, daughter and son-in-law Julie and Lorren Parsons, Center Point, grandchildren Christopher Sawyer and wife Melissa, Terre Haute, Ronnie Moore, Brazil, Allison Butts and husband Phillip, Brazil, Jeremy Julbert and wife Stephanie, Center Point, Robin Burkhart and husband Scott, Carbon, and Jimmy Morlan and wife Kathy, Brazil, great-grandchildren Ainsley Sawyer, Keaton Butts, Karson Butts, Dylan Julbert, Abigail Julbert, Joshua Iancino, and Jennifer Montgomery, son-in-law Harold Moore, sister-in-law Rosemary Russell, Terre Haute, many nieces, nephews and a large extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Cindy Julbert Moore on Dec. 5, 2005, brothers Alexander Julbert, Johnny Julbert and Prosper Julbert Jr., sisters Augustine Kunkel, Josephine Heacox, Florence Hayward, Virginia Ringo, Viola Lindley, and Iona Turner Matherley, nephews Amos Kunkel and Ray Kunkel Jr., Jimmy Hayward and Herschel Hayward, niece Mary Jo Zimmendorf, and great-nephew Lester Kunkel.

Sevices will take place at 11 a.m., Tuesday, with Rev. Bob Kumpf officiating. Burial will follow at Restlawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., today, and again Tuesday prior to services, at French Funeral Home. Masonic Rites will take place today at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Harmony United Methodist Church or to the Vista Care Hospice. Envelopes will be available the funeral home.

Post a heart of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.