William Henry Wehmeyer
Longtime resident of Bandera County William Henry Wehmeyer Jr., 85, passed away in San Antonio on Sunday, Oct. 19.
He was born in Denhawken in Wilson County on August 16, 1928, to William Henry Wehmeyer Sr. and Ruth Helen Stahl Wehmeyer.
Henry grew up working on the family's farms in Wilson and Guadalupe counties. Soon after graduating from Dowdy High School in Guadalupe County, he became a carpenter.
Carpentry would be his lifelong occupation. During his long career, Henry helped build many major structures in San Antonio.
He served in the United States Air Force from 1950 to 1954 and was honorably discharged with the rank of staff sergeant. Henry also served as an officer with San Antonio Police Department in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Ann Dunn, of Howe; stepson John McCay of Lakehills; grandson Joe Paul Dunn; granddaughter, Amy Johnson and her husband, Gabe; three great-grandchildren; sister Ruby Pierson of San Antonio; and brothers, Bennie and his wife, Marion, of San Antonio; Freddie and his wife, Linda, of Whitney; and Gene Wehmeyer and his wife, Debbie, of Bandera, as well as by numerous nieces and nephews.
Henry was predeceased by his parents, wife Gloria, son William Henry Wehmeyer III and sister Evelyn Baer.
A memorial service was held Friday, Nov. 1, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.
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Arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.