Luther Wimberly, Class of 1950

Posted Sep 14, 2020

Luther Wimberly Dayton Oh Obituary

Luther Wimberly ’50 died July 22, 2020. He was born and raised in Hamilton, Ohio and attended Hamilton public schools. He was a graduate of Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi (Country Club) fraternity. He served in the US Army and later joined the US Navy serving both in Norfolk, VA and overseas. He was in radio communications sending and receiving messages using Morse Code. He was a proud Veteran. His employment has been in the aerospace industry where he worked on missile guidance systems for a variety of projects doing computations for the design and production of missiles used in our government defense. His specialty was analog programming which was used before digital computers. He previously worked for General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Martin Marietta and other Aerospace and aircraft companies, located mainly in Columbus, Ohio, California and Orlando, FL, He retired from Martin Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) in Orlando, FL in 1990. After retirement from Lockheed, his fun retirement job was working 5 years at Disney World at the Beach and Yacht Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn Carbaugh ’49, his parents Neal and Cleo Wimberly, son William J. “Bill” Wimberly, sisters Shirley Wimberly Dunham, Helen Wimberly, and step-son Bruce Schwarzkopf. He is survived by his only surviving sister Judy (Jim) Fletcher, step-daughters Marilyn Schwarzkopf and Elizabeth (Steven) Donaldson, grandson Aaron (Elizabeth) Wimberly, beloved nieces and nephews Brad Fletcher, Krista Fletcher (Todd) Halford, Scott Graf, Kelly (Jack) Foster, Kim McIntosh, Gwynne Posey, Alex Posey, Chloe (Chris) Rivalsky and David Jungah Donaldson.