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Teddy Wilburn
Original name: Thurman Theodore Wilburn
Birth: Nov. 30, 1931
Hardy
Sharp County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Nov. 24, 2003

Country Musiician. With brother Doyle, he made up one of the most succesful brother duos in country music history. They began their careers as children, along with older brothers Lester and Leslie and sister Geraldine, singing on street corners. The Wilburn Family was discovered in 1940 by Roy Acuff who brought them to the Grand Ole Opry. They performed their for six months until child labor laws forced them to leave the popular radio show. After stints in the Korean War, Teddy and Doyle revived their career and joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1953 and became succesful recording artists for Decca Records. Their hits for Decca included "Somebody's Back In Town" "Trouble's Back In Town," "Hurt Her Once For Me," among others. The Wilburn Brothers hosted their own syndicated television show through the 1960s and 70s, taking country music to places it had never been before. The Wilburns also owned a succesful publishing company and booking agency in Nashville and discovered a young mother from Washington State, developed her and made her a star...Loretta Lynn. They also discovered a teenager named Patty Ramey, who later became Patty Loveless. Teddy Wilburn continued to perform on the Grand Ole Opry following Doyle's death in 1982 from cancer. His health began to decline in the 1990s. He suffered from PSP, the same illness that actor Dudley Moore battled. (bio by: Sharon Smith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Elijah Leroy Estes Wilburn (1896 - 1965)
  Katie Mabel Zeiger Wilburn (1904 - 1985)
 
 Siblings:
  Lester Loyd Wilburn (1924 - 1990)*
  Leslie Floyd Wilburn (1926 - 2005)*
  Wineti Geraldine Wilburn Grisham (1927 - 2011)*
  Doyle Wilburn (1930 - 1982)*
  Teddy Wilburn (1931 - 2003)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Nashville National Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section X, Site 166; shared with brother Doyle
GPS (lat/lon): 36.24305, -86.72392
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Sharon Smith
Record added: Nov 28, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8134728
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