|Birth: ||Sep. 30, 1937|
|Death: ||Nov. 18, 2011|
Aged 74 years, 1 month, 19 days-Founding member along with his wife Elaine of the southern gospel family singing group "The Wilburns" he married Elaine Wilburn in May 1959. By the mid-1970s, he became an ordained preacher. They also started touring and singing with their three sons as The Wilburns. The group launched to national prominence in the late 1980s, retiring in 2004. Though they would have several hit songs, including "Outside the Gate," "When Dust Shall Sing," and "Resting Place," their largest legacy is in the careers they launched, the list of prominent Wilburns alumni includes his son Jonathan and grandson Jordan Wilburn, the second and third generations of the Wilburn clan, recently launched the duo Wilburn & Wilburn, carrying the legacy forward.
Survived by his wife~Elaine Wilburn; 3 sons~Jimmy Wilburn (Kathy) of Carthage,Tn. Jay Wilburn (Brenda) of Erin,Tn. Jonathan Wilburn (Sandra) of Gadsden,Al. sisters, Judy Sullivan of Nashville,Tn. Patsy Wilkerson & husband Phil of Beasleys Bend,Tn. 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.
Dixon Springs Cemetery
Created by: Mark A. Drennen Sr.
Record added: Nov 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80657828