Jessie Parnell Wilburn, 84, of Brookeland, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2016, at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 2, 2016, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2016, at Watson & Sons Chapel with Rev. Terry Lott officiating. Interment will follow at Patroon Cemetery in the Patroon Community of Shelby County.
Mr. Wilburn was born November 28, 1931, in the Patroon Community of Shelby County, to John Vessie Wilburn and Emma Tarbutton Wilburn. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Mr. Wilburn was a 60 year member of Sam Houston Masonic Lodge #32, in Shelbyville, a member of Boilermaker Local #587, a member of VFW, and a Shriner. He was also a member of Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in Pineland.
He is survived by
John Wilburn of Great Bend, Kansas
Jessie Glen and wife, Sylvia, of Brookeland
Phil McNabb of Onalaska
Vince Bayer of Virginia
Claudia Overcast and husband, Ray of Biloxi, Mississippi
7 Great Grandchildren
A host of other relatives and friends
Preceded in death by
Wife: Shirley Delores Wilburn
Parents: John Vessie Wilburn and Emma Tarbutton Wilburn
Pallbearers will be Robert Wilburn, Bradley Wilburn, Michael Thompkins, Ben Burns, Keith Thompkins and Jordan Weatherford.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Mr. Wilburn’s name to Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, PO Box 776, Pineland, Texas 75968 or Patroon Cemetery Fund, 18853 Hwy 87 S, San Augustine, Texas 75972.