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Earl Farrell Wilburn

Obituary for Earl Farrell Wilburn

November 18, 1936 - November 22, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 82

Devout and loving husband and father


Earl Farrell Wilburn, 82, of Austin, Texas, left this world on Thursday, November 22, 2018 in Bastrop, Texas. We will miss him dearly.

The viewing will be at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home 2620 South Congress, Austin, Texas 78704 on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Graveside Service will be at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd. San Antonio, Texas 78209 on Friday, November 30, 2018. Arrive 8:30 am (attendees will be directed to the ceremony location). Military Honors will begin at 9:15 am, followed by a 20 minute Memorial Service.

Earl was born in Houston, Texas to Jack E. Wilburn and Yulah Mai Tharp on November 18, 1936. He married Marie Bahr (Betty) on December 18, 1956 in Miami, Florida. Earl was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the US Marines for 20 years. He was also a devout Christian who wrote wonderful sermons for individuals and Church of Christ. After the military life, he had worked 6 years at Walnut Grove Elementary School as custodial supervisor in Memphis, Tennessee; 4 years at Foley's Dept. Store as a maintenance technician in Austin, Texas; 10 years for the State of Texas as a maintenance supervisor and various other roles in Austin, Texas.

Earl loved fishing, camping, playing pool with the family, playing Pinochle with friends, grilling a mean smoked ham and famous for his strawberry omelets.

Most of all, he was a devout and loving husband and father, he is survived by his wife Marie (Betty) Wilburn; his son, Brian Wilburn; his daughter, Eileen (Wilburn) Roach; his brother, Michael Wages.

Earl's family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Resolutions Hospice organization and Silver Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation LP for their wonderful care taken with Earl during his illness

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Austin, TX 78704
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