John Wilbur Rath






Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

John Wilbur Rath

March 07, 2009

John Wilbur Rath, 81, was born to Walter and Nora (Hicks) Rath Oct. 1, 1927, in Norman. He died Thursday, March 5, in Oklahoma City. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at McMahans Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Steve Lance officiating. Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Burial will follow at Fairview Maguire Cemetery in Noble. Mr. Rath moved to Noble in 1991. In November 1945 he enlisted in the United States Navy, he served on the USS Rockwall, USS Skagit and the USS Frank Knox. Mr. Rath was honorably discharged October 1947. He was employed in the oilfield industry as a customer service manager. On July 31, 1948, he and Rosemary Houston were married in Webber Falls. She preceded him in death in 2003. Survivors include son Johnny Rath and wife Sherry of Houston; grandchildren John Walter Rath and Michael Lynn Rath both of Houston; great-grandson Jonathan Jacob Rath of Houston and numerous other relatives and friends.