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Jackie Wilburn
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1937
Tanglewood
Smith County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 18, 2011
Sevierville
Sevier County
Tennessee, USA

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. 
 
Burial:
Dixon Springs Cemetery
Dixon Springs
Smith County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Mark A. Drennen Sr.
Record added: Nov 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80657828
Jackie Wilburn
Added by: Brandy Wells Murray
 
Jackie Wilburn
Added by: Mark A. Drennen Sr.
 
Jackie Wilburn
Added by: Mark A. Drennen Sr.
 
 
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At VBS at Pluckett's Creek the kids sang The Old Story. It was really great to hear them sing it. We sure do miss you down here....but we know we will see you after while.
- Brandy Wells Murray
 Added: Jun. 29, 2013
Happy Belated Angel Day
- Mark A. Drennen Sr.
 Added: Nov. 20, 2012
On what should have been your 75th birthday
- Mark A. Drennen Sr.
 Added: Sep. 29, 2012
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