Graveside services for Wilbur G. "Will" Avery, M.D., 90, of Gilmer, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, at Sand Hill Cemetery in Gilmer. Arrangements are under the direction of Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home in Gilmer. Dr. Avery passed away Monday, March 26, 2012, at his home in the Sand Hill Community. He was born September 20, 1921, in Yonkers, N.Y. He graduated from Gorton High School, received his Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University and his M.D. at Columbia University. He served in World War II as a weather forecaster in California. He moved to Texas in 1980, and retired from UT Health Science Center of Tyler. Dr. Avery was preceded in death by his parents, Richard Tanley and Anna Artimage Avery; brothers, Calvert Richard Avery and Donald Arthur Avery; and a sister, May Elizabeth Avery Lawson. He is survived by his wife, Judy Johnson Avery; two sons, Donald A. Avery and Craig P. Avery; two stepsons, John R. Truman and Robert J. Truman; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by numerous loving nephews and nieces, and many friends made throughout his long years of service to others. Memorials may be made to the Sand Hill Cemetery Association, 6466 Golden Rd., Gilmer, TX 75644.