Wilbur Leftridge Brunson

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Wilbur Leftridge Brunson was born on Nov.3, 1943, the son of George and Lorene Brunson. He was born and raised in Globe, Arizona and was the second of four children, brothers Andy and Jack and sister Dorothy.

In 1960, Wilbur joined the Navy at the age of 17 and began what would be a 10-year stint. During this time, he worked his way up to an E5 ranking and received the awards of National Defense and Combat Medals for Vietnam Service and Vietnam In Country. He was so proud to be in the Navy and was very honored to have served his country.

On Dec. 22, 1971, he was honored once again when he married the love of his life LaVonne. They were married for 40 years displaying a supportive and caring marriage unlike any other. They were blessed with three wonderful children, Allen, Stacie and Tom.

In 1986, Wilbur began his 20-year career as a Pinal County Deputy Sheriff. Wilbur rose to the highly respected position of sergeant and was extremely passionate about his work. Anyone who knew him admired him for the dignity that he brought to his position.

He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW); one of his favorite activities was to play the guitar and sing alongside his brothers and friends at the VFW.

He also loved hunting, fishing, four-wheeling and golfing. More than anything, though, he loved and was devoted to his family, which includes six grandchildren- Kyle, Amber, Deni, Tyrel, Dusty, and Coby and three great grandchildren Morgan, Reese and Emmy.

Wilbur was called to the Lord on Oct. 22, 2012; on this day, another angel was taken home. Wilbur will be forever loved and dearly missed by all who knew him.

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