October 21, 2020, 87, La Grange
Wilbur Lawrence Allio, 87, gained his angel wings on October 21, 2020. Wilbur was born in Tionesta, Pennsylvania to the late James Raymond Allio and Hazel Jane Lavan Allio. In addition to his parents, Wilbur was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Sue Allio; daughter, Wilma Marlow; grandson, Anthony “Porkchop” Herring; grandson-in-law, Kevin Lane; and seven brothers and sisters.
Wilbur proudly served his country in the United States Army and was active during the Korean War.
Passionate, loyal, and wise, Wilbur was the purest and sweetest soul. He was a one-of-a-kind daddy and granddaddy. Wilbur’s aim and goal was to take care of his family, but he cared for everyone around him. He was a talker and never met a stranger.
The center of Wilbur’s life was his family. Nothing brought him more joy and happiness than spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Wilbur seized every opportunity to talk about his family, past and present. He and his daughter, Vickie, had a close-knit relationship, and she continued to care for him through the years.
Wilbur’s second favorite love in life was saltwater fishing. Some of his best times were spent on the water with the breeze blowing the scent of salt through his hair. When Wilbur had a good catch, he knew a good dinner would soon follow. He loved to cook and seafood was at the top of his menu. Wilbur’s family will long recall the times spent around his table, enjoying a good meal.
A service to remember Wilbur’s life will be held by the graveside at Fairview Cemetery on Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 2 p.m. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 1-1:45 p.m. at Rouse Funeral Home.
Wilbur is survived by his daughter, Vickie Herring and husband, Art; son, Everett White and wife, Tarrah; grandchildren, Ashley Eltelbanty, Marsha House, Rebecca Lane, and Anna Jarman; great-grandchildren, Riley, Rachel Sue, Courtney, Connor, Carter, Madison, Mackenzie, and Landon; three brothers, Bill, John, and Mac Allio; one sister, Beverly Poole; and his very special friend, Lorraine Jones.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.rousefh.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Rouse Funeral Home, La Grange.