Wilbert Sells

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Wilbert Sells, 83, of Kountze, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2018. Funeral service was Saturday, February 9 at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Kountze under the direction of Coleman’s Family Mortuary in Woodville.Born in Honey Island, he began for working for Kirby Lumber at the age of 12; was later hired as a forklift driver  for many years for Allen Peavy Lumber until they closed. He then went back to Kirby Lumber where he worked as a foreman until they shut down in 1986. He then went to work at Market Basket until Hurricane Katrina caused it to close. He then found himself working at Taco Bell where he was named the “cleaning captain” until he health began to decline. Survivors include daughters, Doris McDaniel of Kountze, Geneva Burgess of Houston, Ethel Bush of Tomball, Janis Isaac of Citrus Height, California, Shernell Sells of South Carolina, Myra Howard and husband Milton of San Antonio, and Amanda McCrue and husband Robert of Beaumont; sons, Wilbert C. Sells and wife Sarah of Silsbee, Richard Sells of Lufkin, and Willie A. Sells and wife Zina of Kountze and Lindon McCray and wife Sandra, all of Kountze; step-children, Russell Coffey, Michael Coffey and wife Carolyn, Vickie Whitmore and husband Arthur, Annie McDaniel and husband Nathan and Sue Coffey, all of Kountze; and 45 grandchildren, 23 step-grandchildren, 109 great-grandchildren, 49 step great-grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.

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