Gerald Wilburn, 75, of the McLewis Community, died Thursday, Jan. 23, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Jay Thomas of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church and his brother-in-law, the Rev. Gordon Vaughn. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 11:00-3:00 p.m., Monday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Bo Henley, Phillip Rickenbrode, James Davis, Johnathan Henley, Michael Colburn and Lynn Davis. Honorary Pallbearers will be fellow church members at MacArthur Heights Baptist Church and his special friends, Gus Permenter, Glen Haley, George Hare and Dave Jackson.
Born in Shelbyville, on July 28, 1938, Gerald was the son of Walter P. and Cynthia (Payne) Wilburn. He served in the U.S. Army and retired from Citgo Petroleum in Lake Charles.
He was a member of MacArthur Heights Baptist Church. Gerald was a loving husband of almost 53 years, father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. He enjoyed bass fishing on Lake Sam Rayburn; having caught numerous big bass. Most of all, Gerald loved and enjoyed spending time with his wife, family and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents and brother, Gary Wilburn, Gerald is survived by his wife, Barbara (Jeff) Wilburn of McLewis Community; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Brandi Wilburn of Elgin, and daughter and son-in-in-law, Tammy and Bo Henley of McLewis Community.
Gerald is also survived by his grandchildren, Johnathan and Brandi Henley and Amber and Phillip Rickenbrode; five great-grandchildren; and his siblings and their spouses, Bobby and Cora Wilburn of Joaquin, Louise and Earl Wagstaff of Dreka, Price and Donna Wilburn of Center, Elmer Ray Wilburn of Dreka, and Judy and Danny Scarborough of Huxley.