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I am a Veteran.Fred Deonal Kulbeth
May 26, 1924 - September 15, 2013

Fred Deonal Kulbeth, 89, of Wilmar, Arkansas died September 15, 2013 at his home.
He was born to Curtis Deonal Kulbeth and Gladys Wright Kulbeth, May 26, 1924, in Wilmar, Arkansas.

Fred is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia Ruth Porter, and by two sisters, Kathryn Siedell of Richardson, TX and Joan Smith of Oklahoma City, OK.
He is also survived by 10 children (2 sons and 8 daughters), 40 grandchildren, and 39 great-grandchildren. His children are: James Deonal (Patricia), Fountain, CO, Roger (Olivia), Stafford, VA, Teresa (David Hocking), Raleigh, NC, Carolyn (Blaine Kennington), Castle Rock, WA, Anita (Rod Lyon), Sandy, UT, Belinda (James Shaw), Sandy, UT, Janice (Ron Gneiting), Parker, CO, Virginia (Jody Lemmon), Allen, TX, Marsha Fletcher, Vancouver, WA, Nancy (Rick Bloxham), Pocatello, ID.

Fred graduated from Wilmar High School in 1941. He served in the Army at the end of WWII in Fujiya, Japan where he met General Douglas McArthur. He received a BS/BA degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas in 1953, interrupting his studies at the University to serve in the National Guard and Korean Conflict.

Fred and Patricia lived in LaPorte, Texas for 22 years before moving back to Wilmar, Arkansas. Fred enjoyed participating in community improvements, helping establish the Barkada Water Association and Volunteer Fire Department. He was a Master Gardener and Boy Scouts of America volunteer.

Fred was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and considered his family to be his greatest blessing.

He was a farmer at heart and he loved music, writing poetry, and stargazing.

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